Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music
The book covers five distinct African American musical styles - spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, and rap. The story of each style is told in lively writing, with historical photographs and beautiful oil paintings. And the sheet music to all eight songs is included! Be A Friend is at once an important musical history book and a lot of fun.
Composed and written by Leotha Stanley illustrated by Henry Hawkins
Full-color illustrations, color and black and white photographs; paperback 48 pp., Grades 3 and up
book ... 1534BW ... $9.95