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Music & Dance

Trombone Shorty
Andrews, Troy
The Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award-winning picture book biography from Grammy-nominated musician Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and celebrated illustrator Bryan Collier

"Who's that playing out there?" Bo Diddley asked the New Orleans crowd. It was a small child...

Item No. 9781419714658
$17.95
Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina
Bernier-Grand, Carmen

Alicia Alonso's artistic achievements are remarkable, considering that she became partially blind and lost her peripheral vision at age nineteen. From childhood, she exhibited a passion for dancing, studying first in Cuba and later in New York City, where she became an overnight sensation in...

Item No. 9780761455622
$19.99
Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina -Autographed

Alicia Alonso's artistic achievements are remarkable, considering that she became partially blind and lost her peripheral vision at age nineteen. This book tells the story of Cuba's most famous ballerina, who is still directing a dance school in Cuba today.

Item No. AUTORC6
$19.99
Alvin Ailey (paperback)
Pinkney, Andrea
"This markedly talented husband-and-wife team offers a warm profile of dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey . . . intertwining Ailey's alleged thoughts and conversations with facts about his childhood, his introduction to the world of dance . . . and his founding of the Alvin Ailey American Dance...
Item No. 9780786810772
$5.99
Before John Was a Jazz Giant
Weatherford, Carole Boston

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly...

Item No. 9780805079944
$17.99
By and By: Charles Albert Tindley, Father of Gospel Music
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A stirring picture book biography from award-winning duo Carole Boston Weatherford and Bryan Collier, about gospel composer and preacher Charles Albert Tindley, best known for the gospel hymn "We'll Understand It Better By and By."

At a time when most African Americans were still...

Item No. 9781534426368
$17.99
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop (Softcover)
Raschka, Chris
Ever hear of Charlie Parker? The great jazz saxophone player? If you have or if you haven't, it's okay. Look at this board book and you'll hear Charlie Parker; you'll hear music in your mind. Be bop. Fisk, fisk. Lollipop. Boomba, boomba. Look. That's Charlie swinging and spinning all over the pages...
Item No. 9780531070956
$6.99
Dancing in the Wings-PB
Allen, Debbie

Sassy is a long-legged girl who always has something to say. She wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream. When a famous director comes to visit her class, Sassy does her best to get...

Item No. 9780142501412
$7.99
Danza: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet
Tonatiuh, Duncan

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernández, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklórico de México.

As a child, Amalia Hernández saw a pair of dancers in the town square. The way they stomped and swayed to the rhythm of the beat inspired...

Item No. 9781419725326
$18.95
Drum Dream Girl
Engle, Margarita
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule--until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-...
Item No. 9780544102293
$17.99
Ella Fitzgerald (Softcover) - Autographed
Pinkney, Andrea
Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. Acclaimed author Andrea...
Item No. 9780786814169
$6.99
Emma & Julia Love Ballet - Autographed
McClintock, Barbara
Award-winning author/artist Barbara McClintock has created this enchanting picture book story that will charm every child with ballet dreams!Emma is little. Julia is big.They both love ballet.Emma takes ballet lessons. So does Julia.Emma is learning to be a ballerina. Julia is a professional...
Item No. 9780439894012
$18.99
Firebird
Copeland, Misty
In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work...
Item No. 9780399166150
$17.99
Happy Feet
Michelson, Richard
On March 12, 1926, the doors of the Savoy Ballroom swung open in Harlem. It was a night to remember, when blacks and whites, rich and poor, all came together to dance!

This inspiring story of the world-famous dancing palace and home of the Lindy Hoppers is told from a father to his son,...

Item No. 9780152050573
$16.00
Happy Feet - Autographed
Richard Michelson

Autographed by author Richard Michelson

On March 12, 1926, the doors of the Savoy Ballroom swung open in Harlem. It was a night to remember, when blacks and whites, rich and poor, all came together to dance!

This inspiring story of the world-famous...

Item No. AUTORM5
$16.00
Hip Hop Alphabet
Abrams, Howie
Yo Gabba Gabba! meets Yo! MTV Raps in this lively and educational book for young children learning the alphabet--and their hip-hop-loving parents.

Take a wondrous alphabetical journey through the glorious history of hip-hop in this kid-friendly introduction to the music...

Item No. 9781682618660
$14.99
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Abrams, Howie
Take another wondrous alphabetical journey through the glorious history of hip-hop in this follow-up to the beloved Hip-Hop Alphabet.

Featuring clever rhymes and graffiti-style drawings by legendary artist Kaves, Hip-Hop Alphabet 2 uses the twenty-six letters of the...

Item No. 9781682618455
$14.99
How Do You Dance? (Board Book)
Heder, Thyra
Get ready to bop, bounce, and shake with this board book edition ofthe hit picture book from the acclaimed author of Alfie and Fraidyzoo

There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at...

Item No. 9781419751820
$8.99
If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong
Orgill, Roxane
Roxane Orgill's vivid words and Leonard Jenkins's dramatic pictures combine to tell the story of a boy who grew up to be a giant of jazz--the legendary and beloved Louis Armstrong. As a poor boy in New Orleans, where music was everywhere--dancing out of doorways, singing on street corners, crying...
Item No. 9780618250769
$6.95
Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin
Newman, Tracy

2021 Schneider Family Book Award Honor

This picture-book biography of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will inspire young readers to follow the melody within themselves

A 2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children Honor Book

Before becoming one of the greatest violinists of all time, Itzhak Perlman was simply a...

Item No. 9781419741104
$18.99
Jazz (paperback)
Myers, Walter Dean
There's a crazy syncopation /and it's tearing through the nation / and it's bringing sweet elation / to every single tune./ It's Jazz

Fifteen poems, infused with the rhythm and wordplay of jazz music, are paired with bold, stylized illustrations of performers and dancers to...

Item No. 9780823421732
$12.99
Jazz - Autographed
Walter Dean Myers & Christopher Myers

There's a crazy syncopation /and it's tearing through the nation / and it's bringing sweet elation / to every single tune./ It's Jazz
 
Fifteen poems, infused with the rhythm and wordplay of jazz music, are paired with bold, stylized illustrations of performers and...

Item No. AUTOCM6
$18.95
Jazz ABC
Marsalis, Wynton
In a swinging improvisation with poster artist Paul Rogers, Wynton Marsalis celebrates the spirit of twenty-six stellar jazz performers, from Armstrong to Dizzy -- and showcases the same number of poetic forms.

A is for almighty Louis Armstrong, whose amazing artistry unfolds in an...

Item No. 9780763621353
$24.99
Jazz Day
Orgill, Roxane
What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz.

When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art...

Item No. 9780763669546
$18.99
John's Secret Dreams (Softcover)
Rappaport, Doreen
A picture book biography of one of the most iconic musicians of all time.

John Lennon's influence on music and culture is legendary. From a young age, he dreamed of fame and fortune. When he achieved it as one of the Beatles, he recognized the need for a deeper meaning. His inner search...

Item No. 9781484749623
$8.99