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Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

ISBN: 9780805079944
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Number of pages: 32
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Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.

Before John Was a Jazz Giant is a 2009 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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