Book Reviews

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma Book Poster Image
age 5+
Cellist builds bridges in lovely tale of his life and work.
By Joanna Ho
(2021)
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Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band Book Poster Image
age 5+
Witty wordplay, lively barn animals mix in fun, jazzy tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2011)
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Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume Book Poster Image
age 5+
Jazz-loving bird helps girl build confidence in funny tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2020)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetry and soulful pastel art bring musician to life.
By Kathleen Cornell Berman
(2019)
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New Kid, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, heartfelt middle school tale explores race, class.
By Jerry Craft
(2019)
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetic account of legendary gathering of jazz greats.
By Roxane Orgill
(2016)
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Coat of Many Colors Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lyrics of inspirational Dolly Parton song address bullying.
By Dolly Parton
(2016)
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