Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph

Written by Roxane Orgill & illustrated by Francis Vallejo
Published by Candlewick Press
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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 Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn’t own a good camera, didn’t know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musicians’ mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer’s day. Francis Vallejo’s vibrant, detailed, and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger-than-life quality of jazz musicians of the era. Includes bios of several of the fifty-seven musicians, an author’s note, sources, a bibliography, and a foldout of Art Kane’s famous photograph.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781536205633
    Publication Date
    March 19, 2019
    Page Count
    66
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    153620563X
    ATOS® Book Level
    6.1
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    1
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    180666
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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