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Sweethearts of Rhythm

Title

Sweethearts of Rhythm

Authors

Marilyn Nelson

Illustrator

Jerry Pinkney

Publisher

Dial Books

Pages

80 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780803731875

Genre

biography

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; interracial friendship

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

none

Main Character

girls

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Amelia Bloomer List, 2010; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010; Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2009; Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth, 2009; Booklist Top 10 Black History Books for Youth, 2010; Distinguished Books, 2009; Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, 2009; Notable Books for a Global Society, 2010; Notable Children's Books, 2010; Notable Childrens Books in the Language Arts, 2010; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2009; Pure Poetry, 2009; Washington Post Best Kid's Books, 2009; Ohioana Book Award, 2010, Finalist, Juvenile Literature; School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2010, Nominee; YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2010, Nominee, Young Adult

Keywords

women; jazz musicians; big bands; Jim Crow

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

poetry

Sweethearts of Rhythm

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