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Sweethearts of Rhythm

The Story of the Greatest All-girl Swing Band in the World
Nelson, Marilyn (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Sweethearts of Rhythm


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A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.
Authors: Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-
Title: Sweethearts of rhythm
the story of the greatest all-girl swing band in the world
Publisher: New York :, Dial Books,, c2009
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,21 x 27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: written by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Summary: A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry
ISBN: 0803731876
9780803731875
Branch Call Number: j 811.5 N428s 2009
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Report This Oct 12, 2010
  • BobScott36 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Although this is a juvenile book, it contains very interesting history of a female swing band from an unusual pov. The are work is outstanding. Many adults would enjoy this work.

Report This Oct 03, 2010
  • ReadingFanatic09 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastically written book with beautiful illustrations. The book consists of poems about the band told from the point of view of their instruments. It was a delightful read. I wish that a historical note had been included at the beginning of the book instead of the end but enjoyable nonetheless.

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