Carolina Shout! by Alan Schroeder

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Through the eyes of young Delia, who hears music wherever she goes, readers are transported to a bygone time in Charleston, South Carolina, when the shouts of vendors filled the city streets from morning till night. The Waffle Man, the Pepper-Sauce Man, the vegetable vendors, and others each had their own song, and this book is a reminder that their voices shouldn't be forgotten. Full-color illustrations.
 

About Alan Schroeder

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ALAN SCHROEDER is the author of several acclaimed picture books that capture the early lives of notable African Americans. His work has earned ALA Notables and has been honored among TIME magazine's Best Children's Books of the Year. Schroeder lives in Alameda, California. Bernie Fuchs was born in O'Fallon, Illinois on October 19, 1932. After high school, he worked in a machine shop. While there, he lost three fingers from his right hand in an accident, which ended his ambition of playing jazz trumpet. He received art training at Washington University in St. Louis and graduated in 1954. After college, he worked for a commercial art studio in Detroit and found success drawing the latest car models for magazines, brochures and billboards. He went on to work for businesses such as Coca-Cola and Seagram's as well as magazines including TV Guide, Look, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, and McCall's. Starting in the mid-1970's, he also had contracts to illustrate postage stamps and children's books. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 1975. He died of esophageal cancer on September 17, 2009 at the age of 76.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books.

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In his second collaboration with Schroeder (Ragtime Tumpie, 1989) Fuchs creates powerful oil paintings that beautifully celebrate the vitality of Charleston, and masterfully chronicle this vanished piece of African-American life.

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The way Delia sees it, ``Charleston must be the most musical place on earth.'' Delia ``can hear music in the raindrops beating on the tin roof'' and ``in the sound of Mama's laughter,'' but most of all, she hears the songs of the streets--the ``clink of the milk bottles,'' the ``wheezy old snuffl...

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