Book Reviews

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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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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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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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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The Lucy Variations Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
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The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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Open Road Summer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet tale of love and friendship on the road to stardom.
By Emery Lord
(2014)
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The Kingdom of Back Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mozart's sister steps up in witty historical fantasy.
By Marie Lu
(2020)
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Solo Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant tale of rock star's son fleeing fame, finding self.
By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
(2017)
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Anthem Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious story of teens' eye-opening road trip in 1969.
By Deborah Wiles
(2019)
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