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Title:
Who was Louis Armstrong?
Author:
McDonough, Yona Zeldis.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series:
Summary:
Biography of a poor boy from New Orleans who became a jazz musician who is beloved around the world.
Language:
English
Contents:
Who was Louis Armstrong? -- A rough and tumble start -- A home away from home -- Making music -- King of jazz -- Ups and downs -- A question of color -- Hello and good-bye.
Reading Level:
780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 1.0 85429.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.7 4 Quiz: 47887.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780448433684

9780448435602

9781442079151
Format :
Book

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If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs? Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.


Author Notes

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of the novels You Were Meant For Me , Two of a Kind , A Wedding in Great Neck , Breaking the Bank , In Dahlia's Wake , and The Four Temperaments , as well as nineteen books for children. She is also the editor of two essay collections and is the Fiction Editor at Lilith magazine. Her award-winning short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies and in numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.