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Louis Armstrong

King of Jazz

Series: Famous African Americans

By Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack

"Music has been in my blood from the day I was born," said Louis Armstrong. He rose from a troubled childhood and a life of poverty to set the music world on fire. Armstrong's lively trumpet playing, trademark "scat" singing, and natural talent for showmanship dazzled audiences for more than fifty years. In clear, crisp prose, the McKissacks place Armstrong in American musical history and show the impact his extraordinary talent made throughout the world.

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Reviews

"Each simply written title in this updated series . . . provides an adequate introduction to a notable African American . . . Large type and short sentences make these books suitable for use with reluctant readers."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2013

". . . offers accessible biographies for younger students or older struggling readers."

Library Media Connection, October 2013

"The reading level is absolutely appropriate for the intended audience . . ."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2013

". . . overall, the language is simple and straightforward . . . These introductions will be useful for reports and for independent reading."

School Library Journal, April 2013

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