Saturday, February 17, 2018
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
Ella Queen of Jazz by Helen Hancocks. upgd. Frances Lincoln Children's Books/ Quarto, February, 2018. 9781847809186.
Publisher synopsis: Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. Ella and her fellas were on the way up!It seems like nothing could stop her, until the biggest club in town refused to let her play... and all because of her color. But when all hope seemed lost, little did Ella imagine that a Hollywood star would step in to help.
The inspiring, true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe was born-and how they worked together to overcome prejudice and adversity.
Blue Grass Boy: the story of Bill Monroe, father of bluegrass music by Barb Rosenstock. Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. 40 p. Calkins Creek/ Highlights, March 6, 2018. 9781629794396.
Publisher synopsis: Here is the story of Bill Monroe, whose deep Kentucky roots helped him to create the unique American music called bluegrass.
Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer. 253 p. G.P. Putnam's Sons, June 12, 2018. 978-399163944.
Publisher synopsis: In the midst of the Vietnam War, a young girl struggles to embrace change in this tender family story for fans of Cynthia Lord and Wendy Maas
When Paul Met Artie: the story of Simon & Garfunkel by G. Neri. Illustrated by David Litchfield. Candlewick Press, March20, 2018. 9780763681746.
Publisher synopsis: From childhood friendship to brief teenage stardom, from early failures to musical greatness — the incredible story of how Simon & Garfunkel became a cherished voice of their generation.
(I am so-o happy about receiving this! I've been looking forward to this since featuring it here.)
Purchased: Nothing, so frugal!
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