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Poetry

All the Colors of the Race
Adoff, Arnold
Steptoe, John, illustrator
This collection of poems is written from the point of view of a child with a black mother and a white father.

The Best Part of Me
Ewald, Wendy, photographer
Third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students offer personal observations about their bodies, resulting in an insight into how the children of varied ethnicities see themselves and take pride in their heritage.

Jazz

Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now.
by Robert Gottlieb
The largest. most comprehensive, and most stimulating collection of writings on jazz ever published.

The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Jazz
by Loren Schoenberg
This concise history of jazz lists the noteworthy composers and musicians, from Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk to Miles Davis and Charles Migus, plus classic songs and compositions, the most influential recordings of all time, and a complete guide to jazz terminology and lingo.

Jazz: History of America’s Music
by Geoffrey C. Ward
Burns and Ward look into the heart and soul of America to explore the history of a quintessentially American music--jazz. Through words and photos, readers meet
Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and a host of other jazz greats in this magnificent companion to the 19-hour PBS series that aired January 2001.

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