Rent Party Jazz
Rent Party Jazz
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Rent Party Jazz

Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
Published by Lee & Low Books
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Notable Children’s Book, American Library Association (ALA) Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, National Council for the Social Studies/ Children’s Book CouncilAn African American boy living in New Orleans in the 1930s raises money to pay the rent with the help of a popular jazz musician.In New Orleans in the 1930s, young Sonny Comeaux has to work before school to help his mother make ends meet. When Mama loses her job, Sonny is worried. Rent day is coming soon, and if they miss paying by just one day, the landlord will put them out on the street and sell off their belongings. Sonny wanders sadly through Jackson Square after school one day. His attention is caught by Smilin’ Jack, a popular jazz musician. Sonny returns day after day, and soon finds himself explaining his problem to Smilin’ Jack. What Smilin’ Jack offers Sonny then-how to raise money for the rent while having the world’s best party-changes both their lives forever. Award-winning author William Miller tells his most affecting story yet, accompanied by Charlotte Riley-Webb’s brilliantly-colored paintings that perfectly capture the lively rhythms of New Orleans jazz. This is a powerful story of family, friendship, and people coming together to help others in a time of need.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    September 1, 2011
    Page Count
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    Reading Age
    6 - 9 years
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    ASIN/ISBN 10
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