Sweet Music in Harlem by Debbie A. Taylor

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C. J. needs to act fast. A photographer from Highnote magazine is on his way to photograph Uncle Click, a well-known jazz musician, but Uncle Click's signature hat is missing. Now it's up to C. J. to hunt down the hat in time for the photo shoot. Little does C. J. know that his whirlwind search through Harlem sets in motion the making of a magical moment of friendship and music.

Illustrated with exuberance by fine artist Frank Morrison, Sweet Music in Harlem is an action-packed romp inspired by an historic photograph from Harlem's jazz heyday. Readers everywhere will rejoice in the power of music to bring people together in wonderful, fun-filled ways.

 

About Debbie A. Taylor

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DEBBIE A. TAYLOR is a first-time picture book author with a master's degree in creative writing. She works at the University of Michigan and has had several stories published in children's literary magazines including Spider, Cricket, and New Moon. Taylor and her family live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.FRANK MORRISON, an established fine artist, makes his picture book debut with Sweet Music in Harlem. As a teenager, Morrison experimented with art in the form of graffiti before developing his unique fine art style. The themes he most explores in his dynamic works are music, family, and spirituality. Morrison lives with his family in Somerset, New Jersey.
 
Published June 1, 2004 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Arts & Photography.

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takes it upon himself to track down his uncle’s errant hat in time for his appointment with the photographer from Highnote magazine, and as he stops in at Chick’s hangouts, the news about the photographer spreads.

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Inspired by Art Kane's famous 1958 photograph of nearly 60 celebrated jazz musicians gathered in front of a brownstone in Harlem, first-time author Taylor relates the story of young C.J., who i

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Inspired by Art Kane's famous 1958 photograph of nearly 60 celebrated jazz musicians gathered in front of a brownstone in Harlem, first-time author Taylor relates the story of young C.J., who is trying to find his musician uncle's hat in time for a photo shoot for a jazz magazine.

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