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Little Melba and her Big Trombone
Russell-Brown, Katheryn

Best Books, Kirkus Reviews
Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal
Best of the Best Books, Chicago Public Library
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor, American Library Association (ALA)
Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA)

Item No. 9781600608988
Lola's Fandango-Autographed
Archer, Micha

Little Lola is tired of living in her big sisters shadow. But when she starts taking secret flamenco lessons from her Papi, will she find the courage to share her new skill with the world?

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Mama Africa!
Erskine, Kathryn

An inspiring picture-book biography of iconic singer and activist Miriam Makeba by National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine.

Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid--a brutal system of...

Item No. 9780374303013
Miss Tutu's Star
Newman, Lesléa
Selena is a little girl "who does not walk so much as twirl." When her mother takes her to Miss Tutu's school of ballet, Selena has a bit of trouble with some of the steps, but still she practices and practices to get them right. Finally the time comes for Selena to make her debut. But she is...
Item No. 9780810983960
My Friend Maya Loves to Dance - Autographed
Cheryl Willis Hudson & Eric Velasquez
Autographe by illustrator Eric Velasquez
A young narrator tells readers about her friend Maya, who absolutely loves to dance. In this rhyming picture book, Maya attends a lively dance class. She can’t get enough of dance: the costumes, the grand entrances, the...
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Nina: A Story of Nina Simone
Todd, Traci N
A 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Award Honoree!

This luminous, defining picture book biography illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy.

Item No. 9781524737283
Dillon, Leo
"There once was a man who danced in the street / He brought pleasure and joy to the people he'd greet / He didn't just dance, he made art with his feet / Rap a tap tap--think of that!"
This simple book for young children has the added bonus of describing the life of a ground-breaking African...
Item No. 9780590478830
Ray Charles
Mathis, Sharon Bell

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, American Library Association (ALA)
Coretta Scott King Author Award, American Library Association (ALA)
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Storytelling World Honor Award, Storytelling World

A beautiful new edition of...

Item No. 9781584300182
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul
Weatherford, Carole Boston

2021 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award! From a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed illustrator comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.

Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of...

Item No. 9781534452282
Satchmo's Blues (paperback)
Schroeder, Alan
On hot summer nights in New Orleans, a boy named Louis Armstrong would peekunder the big swinging doors of Economy Hall and listen to the jazz band. Thebest night was Friday, when Bunk Johnson would blow his cornet till the rooftrembled. At moments like those, Louis could feel his toes tingle. He...
Item No. 9780440414728
Sonny Rollins Plays the Bridge
Golio, Gary
James Ransome's glorious art celebrates jazz icon Sonny Rollins and how he found an inspired spot to practice his saxophone when his neighbors complained.

Sonny Rollins loved his saxophone. As a teenager, he was already playing with jazz stars and making a name for himself. But in 1959,...

Item No. 9781984813664
Swan Lake
Spudvilas, Anne
The iconic ballet Swan Lake, the tragic love story of a princess transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer, has been revered for more than a century. In this atmospheric adaptation, Anne Spudvilas reimagines the classic tale of passion, betrayal, and heartbreak in the dramatic riverscape...
Item No. 9781743318454
Swan: Life & Dance of Anna Pavlova
Snyder, Laurel
Spare, poetic words sit as lightly as snowflakes.--Wall Street Journal
An enchanting glimpse of a dancer whose name has come to be synonymous with her most famous role.--School Library Journal, starred review

One night, young Anna's mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is...

Item No. 9781452118901
Sweethearts of Rhythm
Nelson, Marilyn
In the 1940s, as the world was at war, a remarkable jazz band performed on the American home front. This all-female band, originating from a boarding school in the heart of Mississippi, found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war. They...
Item No. 9780803731875
Tanya and the Magic Wardrobe
Gauch, Patricia Lee
Tanya and her mother are going to see Coppelia and arrive at the theater early. While they wait, Tanya sees an older woman carrying tutus. To entertain Tanya, the woman shows her costumes. Together, Tanya and the woman dance their own versions of several ballets. They finish with the best ballet of...
Item No. 9780698118492
Tanya and the Red Shoes
Gauch, Patricia Lee
Tanya, the spunky little ballerina who has danced through six other books by Gauch and Ichikawa, is growing up-but not as quickly as she wants to! When she sees the famous ballet The Red Shoes, Tanya wants to dance on toe, too. But everyone says "Not yet. One day, perhaps." When the day comes-and...
Item No. 9780399233142
Legendary Miss Lena Horne
Weatherford, Carole Boston

Celebrate the life of Lena Horne, the pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist, with this inspiring and powerful picture book from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford.

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way....

Item No. 9781481468244
The Roots of Rap
Boston Weatherford, Carole
"Carole Boston Weatherford, once again, delivers a resounding testament and reminder, that hip-hop is a flavorful slice of larger cultural cake. And to be hip-hop-to truly be it-we must remember that we are also funk, jazz, soul, folktale, and poetry. We must remember that . . . we are who we...
Item No. 9781499804119
Tito Puente Mambo King
Brown, Monica

In this vibrant bilingual picture book biography of musician Tito Puente, readers will dance along to the beat of this mambo king's life. Tito Puente loved banging pots and pans as a child, but what he really dreamed of was having his own band one day. From Spanish Harlem to the Grammy Awards--...

Item No. 9780061227837
To Dance
Siegel, Siena Cherson
The Sibert Honor-winning graphic memoir about the dreams and realities of becoming a ballerina.

Ballerinas are young when they first dream of dance. Siena was six--and her dreams kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico,...

Item No. 9781416926870
Walk Together Children
Bryan, Ashley

Walk Together Children is a collection of spirituals songs brought to life from award winning children's book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. Lovingly updated and with a foreword from Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, recipient of the 2011 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner...

Item No. 9780979300011
What a Wonderful World
Thiele, Bob
What simpler way could there be to express to children the beauty and the harmony in the world around them than through the lyrics of this song by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, made famous by the great Louis Armstrong? And what better visual accompaniment than the bright colorful artwork by...
Item No. 9780689800870
When Angels Sing
Mahin, Michael
Winner of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor and a Robert F. Sibert Honor!

Celebrate music icon Carlos Santana in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book from the author of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters. ...

Item No. 9781534404137
When Marian Sang
Ryan, Pam Muñoz
A harmonious introduction to one of our country's most important singers and role models--as envisioned by Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.

Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated...
Item No. 9780439269674
When the Beat was Born
Hill, Laban Carrick

A John Steptoe New Talent Award Winner

Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc.

On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the...

Item No. 9781596435407