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Sweethearts of rhythm : the story of the greatest all-girl swing band in the world

Author: Marilyn Nelson; Jerry Pinkney; Lily Malcom; Dial Books,; Penguin Group,
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Historical poetry
Echo verse
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Poetry
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Nelson; Jerry Pinkney; Lily Malcom; Dial Books,; Penguin Group,
ISBN: 9780803731875 0803731876
OCLC Number: 269282146
Notes: "Designed by Lily malcolm ; Manufactured in China ; The full-color artwork was prepared using graphite, color pencil, watercolor and collage."--Title page verso.
Dial Books is an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2010
Target Audience: Middle School.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 x 27 cm
Responsibility: written by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
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A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.

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A stunning book!

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-02-10) Excellent Permalink

In verse, narrative and pictures this book tells the story of the an all female blues band in the 1930's.  It is stunning.  I would recommend looking through it once just for the pictures before reading it. 

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