Sweethearts of Rhythm
Racial Diversity; Interracial; interracial friendship
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.
African American / White
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
women; jazz musicians; big bands; Jim Crow
Nelson, Marilyn, "Sweethearts of Rhythm" (2009). DIVerse Families. 923.