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Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music 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



AWARDS
  • CCBC Choices
  • American Booksellers, Pick of the Lists

REVIEWS
  • An excellent introduction to African American music, acquainting children with some influential musicians and helping them to understand the importance of music to African American history and culture. - Multicultural Review
  • A fast-paced format that makes education fun. - Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Where was this book when I was growing up? - Mobile (Alabama) Register

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