The Blues Singers by Julius Lester
Ten Who Rocked the World

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The blues. It's that low-down feeling that makes you ache from your soul to the soles of your shoes. Here in the voice of a grandfather passing on a legacy to a younger generation, renowned author Julius Lester introduces ten of the hottest black blues singers of our time. The diva Aretha Franklin, the legendary Billie Holiday, and the fabulous B.B. King are just a taste of what's in store.
 

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Julius Lester is the author of the Newbery Honor Book "T Julius Lester is the author of the Newbery Honor Book "To Be a Slave", the Caldecott Honor Book "John Henry", the Nao Be a Slave", the Caldecott Honor Book "John Henry", the National Book Award finalist "The Long Journey Home: Stories ftional Book Award finalist "The Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History", and the Coretta Scott King Award winner rom Black History", and the Coretta Scott King Award winner "Day of Tears". He is also a National Book Critics Circle no"Day of Tears". He is also a National Book Critics Circle nominee and a recipient of the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award.minee and a recipient of the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award. His most recent picture book, "Let's Talk About Race", was His most recent picture book, "Let's Talk About Race", was named to the New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles fnamed to the New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing." In addition to his critically acclaor Reading and Sharing." In addition to his critically acclaimed writing career, Mr. Lester has distinguished himself asimed writing career, Mr. Lester has distinguished himself as a civil rights activist, musician, photographer, radio talk a civil rights activist, musician, photographer, radio talk-show host, and professor. For thirty-two years he taught at-show host, and professor. For thirty-two years he taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in wes the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in western Massachusetts. tern Massachusetts. Lisa Cohen is a self-taught artist who was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She moved to the United States in the early 1980s, eager to embrace freedom of expression. She paints and lives in New Orleans with her family.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Jump At The Sun. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Beautiful design plays a role, with pulled quotes in vivid colors and multiple typefonts opening up the text blocks of each three-page biography.

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Lester's (When Dad Killed Mom, reviewed below) picture-book tribute to the blues—an art form in which "the music and the beat wrap around your hear

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