Music Was It by Susan Goldman Rubin
Young Leonard Bernstein (Junior Library Guild Selection (Charlesbridge Hardcover))

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Beginning with Lenny’s childhood in Boston and ending with his triumphant conducting debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic when he was just twenty-five, Music Was IT draws readers into the energetic, passionate, challenging, music-filled life of young Leonard Bernstein. Archival photographs, mostly from the Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress, illustrate this fascinating biography, which also includes a foreword by Bernstein’s daughter Jamie. Extensive back matter includes biographies of important people in Bernstein’s life, as well as a discography of his music.
 

About Susan Goldman Rubin

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Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including ANDY WARHOL: POP ART PAINTER (Abrams) and THE CAT WITH THE YELLOW STAR: COMING OF AGE IN TEREZIN (Holiday House), both ALA Notable Books. Susan lives in Malibu, California.
 
Published February 1, 2011 by Charlesbridge. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books.

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An impeccably researched and told biography of Leonard Bernstein’s musical apprenticeship, from toddlerhood to his conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 25.

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In Susan Goldman Rubin’s latest release, Music was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein, the author tells the story of why and how little Lenny Bernstein, a Russian Jew from Massachusetts, came to love music, study music, and eventually make it his life.At first glance, the title of the book, Music was IT...

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