Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane
Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane
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Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford & illustrated by Sean Qualls
Published by Henry Holt & Company
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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 rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.Before John Was a Jazz Giant is a 2009 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children’s Book of the Year.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780805079944
    Publication Date
    April 1, 2008
    Reading Age
    5 - 9 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2007007196
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    172979153
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0805079947
    Lexile® Level
    1090L

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