Sweethearts of Rhythm

Sweethearts of Rhythm

The Story of the Greatest All-girl Swing Band in the World

Book - 2009
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In the 1940s, as the world was at war, a remarkable jazz band performed on the American home front. This all-female band, originating from a boarding school in the heart of Mississippi, found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war. They dared to be an interracial group despite the cruelties of Jim Crow laws, and they dared to assert their talents though they were women in a "man's" profession. Told in thought-provoking poems and arresting images, this unusual look at our nation's history is deep and inspiring.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780803731875
Branch Call Number: J811.54 NEL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry - Illustrator


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Oct 12, 2010

Although this is a juvenile book, it contains very interesting history of a female swing band from an unusual pov. The are work is outstanding. Many adults would enjoy this work.

Oct 03, 2010

Fantastically written book with beautiful illustrations. The book consists of poems about the band told from the point of view of their instruments. It was a delightful read. I wish that a historical note had been included at the beginning of the book instead of the end but enjoyable nonetheless.


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