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Title:
Scott Joplin : the king of ragtime
Author:
Sabir, C. Ogbu.
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Publication Information:
Chanhassen, MN : Child's World, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
40 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Examines the life and accomplishments of the well-known ragtime pianist and composer, who wrote over 500 pieces of music, including a ballet and two operas.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 1.0 48444.
ISBN:
9781567667462
Format :
Book

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Examines the life and accomplishments of the well-known ragtime pianist and composer, who wrote over 500 pieces of music, including a ballet and two operas.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-These books place their subjects in the context of our country's history. Jones covers Bethune's life, the Civil Rights Movement, the role of women in American society, and educational reform. The history of ragtime is an important part of Scott Joplin's story. March on Washington discusses the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King Jr.'s important role. While all three books will serve as introductions to their subjects, they may leave readers with some unanswered questions. Bethune reads more like a list of accomplishments than a fully developed biography. Scott Joplin has some eye-catching photographs but several are not identified. In March, it's mentioned that the first black labor union was the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters without an explanation, and it jumps from a discussion of the NAACP to CORE in less than 100 words. These informative but dry titles include lots of inviting period photographs and reproductions.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Examines the life and accomplishments of the well-known ragtime pianist and composer, who wrote over 500 pieces of music, including a ballet and two operas. Excerpted from Scott Joplin: The King of Ragtime by C. Ogbu Sabir All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.