Before John Was a Jazz Giant

A Song of John Coltrane

Before John Was a Jazz Giant
Sean Qualls, Carole Boston Weatherford
NZ$ 19.99
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NZ$ 14.99
h254 x 203mm - 32pg
5 Apr 2022 US
International import eta 7-19 days
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Before John was a jazz giant . . . Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear, growing up in the south during the 1930s: church songs, preachers praying, music on the radio, and the bustling of the household. John was surrounded by all kinds of vivid noises that shaped his own sound as a musician. With vibrant words and glowing colors, Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls compose an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.
"Weatherford' s evocative poem traces Coltrane' s influences simply and stunningly. Qualls' s muted palette of rich hues suggests the smoky jazz moods he would create. " --School Library Journal"Even children who are unfamiliar with jazz in general and John Coltrane in particular may find their interest piqued. " --Horn Book"Will echo with contemporary children, who will recognize the music in their daily lives. " --Booklist"This is as much a subtle invitation for children to listen to their own worlds as it is a Coltrane biography. " --Bulletin of the Center for Children' s Books
Carole Boston Weatherford has written many books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Lead Her People to Freedom. She has received two additional Caldecott Honors, two NAACP Image Awards, an SCBWI Golden Kite Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and numerous other honors. She lives in North Carolina. cbweatherford. comSean Qualls is an illustrator and a fine artist. He illustrated the widely acclaimed biographies The Poet Slave of Cuba and Dizzy, and received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for Before John Was a Jazz Giant. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. seanqualls. com

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