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Title:
Ray Charles : voice of soul
Author:
Ritz, David.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia, Pa. : Chelsea House Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
111 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.6 4.0 29683.
ISBN:
9780791020807

9780791020937
Format :
Book

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Summary

-- Celebrates men and women who have found the strength and courage to develop their special talents -- Covers the worlds of art, music, science, literature, sports, and politics -- Presents inspiring portraits of achievement His blindness did not stop him from creating soul music.


Author Notes

David Ritz has collaborated with Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, B. B. King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Smokey Robinson, and Don Rickles. He co-wrote the song Sexual Healing with Marvin Gaye. He received the Gleason Music Book Award four times.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6-10. Although blinded by glaucoma at age five, Ray Charles Robinson, a music, mathematics, and mechanical genius, fulfilled the promise of his innate gifts. Supported by a mother who pushed him to succeed, Charles attended the Florida School for the20Deaf and the Blind until his mother's death when he was 15. Confident of his musical talent, he overcame the hardships of poverty, racism, and drug addiction, as well as blindness, to become one of America's most innovative and important musicians. Ritz's biography, with most of its focus on Charles' childhood and adolescence, will appeal to young readers. The book, which is part of the Great Achievers: Lives of the Physically Challenged series, is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and includes a selected discography, a list of further reading suggestions, and a chronology. ~--Merri Monks