A symphony of sound and color, The Sound That Jazz Makes is an eloquently rendered celebration of a remarkable heritage. Author Carole Boston Weatherford's lyrical stanzas combine with the power of luminous oil paintings by Coretta Scott King New Talent winner, Eric Velasquez (The Piano Man) to trace the development of jazz. From African forests to wooden slave ships to Harlem nightclubs, the tragic and joyous legacy of the African-American experience gives jazz its passion and spirit.
About the Author
Carole Boston Weatherford wrote the Caldecott Honor book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. A minister's wife, Ms. Weatherford makes her home in North Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a music teacher and use this book to give an overview of the history of american music. This year we will be performing songs representing each page and it's content for our Black History Show. The kids are loving the book and CD I made to accompany it.