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Who Was Louis Armstrong?

Yona Zeldis McDonough (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 9 and up

Availability: In stock

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Illustrator: John O'Brien , Nancy Harrison

Paperback : 112 pages

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Language: English

ISBN: 9780448433684

Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x .3 inches

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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.

This is a fantastic series of illustrated biographies for young readers featuring significant historical figures, including artists, scientists, and world leaders. Exposure your kids (and yourself!) to the fascinating universe of nonfiction. Start growing the scaffolding of cultural literacy with these tales of interesting people from history.