Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar: The Musical Story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Woman Who Invented Rock and Roll

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.3 X 9.6 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593571064
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About the Author
CHARNELLE PINKNEY BARLOW received her BFA in illustration from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and her MFA in the Illustration as Visual Essay program from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Charnelle's children's book illustrations include Everything in Its Place, The Real Santa, and Remember to Dream, Ebere. Charnelle lives in Indianapolis with her husband. When she's not drawing, she is baking, sewing, or reading with a cup of tea by her side. Find her online at callmechartreuse.com, and follow her on Instagram at @callmechartreuse.
Reviews
★ "Pinkney Barlow smartly uses lively onomatopoeia and crisp, textured collage art to layer the origins of the subject's sound onto every page."-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Perhaps most impressive is the sense of place achieved by both text and art: Readers will truly feel as though they've visited Cotton Plant and met many of its animated, expressive denizens."-- BookPage, starred review

★ 2023 Black Caucus American Library Association Best of the Best List

"Barlow captures the delight of [Tharpe's] voice in her new picture book."--The New York Times

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An inspiring story that may encourage others to pick up an instrument and make it speak."--The Horn Book

"Speaks to all children with music in their heads while introducing an unjustly little-known pioneer."--Kirkus Reviews

"[A] pitch-perfect picture-book biography. . . . This upbeat, harmonious portrait of the "Godmother of Rock and Roll" as a child hits all the right notes."--Booklist

"An overdue narrative of one of early rock's most influential figures."--School Library Journal

"Fabulous."--The Globe and Mail

"Onomatopoeia brings a playful rhythm as "Little Rosetta" finds inspiration in everyday moments, and her journey from novice musician to fluent guitarist is relayed with authentic struggles and self-doubt." --The Bulletin

"'Little Rosetta' finds inspiration in everyday moments, and her journey from novice musician to fluent guitarist is relayed with authentic struggles and self-doubt."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books