Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.7 X 11.3 X 0.5 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062994387

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About the Author
Tonya Bolden has written more than 20 books for children and adults. Her book Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America was named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal. Her Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists received a starred review in Booklist magazine. Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl was named a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALSC 2006 Notable Children's Book, a NAPPA Gold Award Winner, a CCBC Best Book of the Year, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in New York City.
R. Gregory Christie's illustrations have earned him many awards, including a Caldecott Honor, many Coretta Scott King Honors, and multiple spots on the New York Times' annual Best Illustrated Children's Books lists. He has been a guest speaker at conferences and libraries and teaches after school art programs all over the world. He lives in Georgia.
Reviews

"A profile as bold and vivacious as the singer herself." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Terrific for all collections that want to inspire the musically inclined and highlight innovative pioneers. " -- Booklist (starred review)

"Bolden uses alliteration, assonance, repetition, and rhythm to create an irresistibly musical text that effectively communicates the feel of Tharpe's music. Christie's lively illustrations. . . capture the physicality of Tharpe's performance style and the intensity of her sound." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The marriage of Bolden's words and Christie's pictures is almost as satisfying as Tharpe's songs. . ." -- New York Times Book Review

"Impressive offering about an often-overlooked figure in American music." -- Horn Book (starred review)