Who Was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
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If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs? Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong?s own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.


 

About Yona Zeldis McDonough

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Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of many acclaimed children’s books, including The Dollhouse Magic. Born in Israel, Ms. McDonough grew up in the United States and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their two children.Kimberly Bulcken Root has illustrated more than fifteen books for young readers, including Holt’s reissue of Understood Betsy. She lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
 
Published December 29, 2004 by Grosset & Dunlap. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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