|For Further Reading
All the Colors of the Race
Steptoe, John, illustrator
This collection of poems is written from the point of view of a child with a black mother and a white father.
The Best Part of Me
Ewald, Wendy, photographer
Third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students offer personal observations about their bodies, resulting in an insight into how the children of varied ethnicities see themselves and take pride in their heritage.
Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage,
and Criticism from 1919 to Now.
by Robert Gottlieb
The largest. most comprehensive, and most stimulating
collection of writings on jazz ever published.
The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Jazz
by Loren Schoenberg
This concise history of jazz lists the noteworthy composers
and musicians, from Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious
Monk to Miles Davis and Charles Migus, plus classic songs
and compositions, the most influential recordings of all
time, and a complete guide to jazz terminology and lingo.
Jazz: History of America’s Music
by Geoffrey C. Ward
Burns and Ward look into the heart and soul of America
to explore the history of a quintessentially American
music--jazz. Through words and photos, readers meet
Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Benny
Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and a host of other jazz greats
in this magnificent companion to the 19-hour PBS series
that aired January 2001.