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Freedom's Just Another Word

Freedom's Just Another Word

by Caroline Stellings
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 12 to 17
Grade: 7 to 10
Reading age: 12 to 17
tagged : car & road trips, diversity & multicultural, music

The year Louisiana – Easy for short – meets Janis Joplin is the year everything changes. Easy is a car mechanic in her dad’s shop, but she can sing the blues like someone twice her age. So when she hears that Janis Joplin is passing through her small town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Easy is there with her heart - and her voice - in hand. It …

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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 3
tagged : music, multigenerational, asian american

In this beautifully written picture book, Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play her violin at her school's talent show. The trouble is, she's only a beginner, and she's had only three lessons. Her brothers insist she isn't good enough. “It's a talent show, Hana,” they tell her. “You'll be a disaster!” Hana remembers how wonderfully her talen …

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Oscar Lives Next Door

Oscar Lives Next Door

A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson's Childhood
by Bonnie Farmer, illustrated by Marie Lafrance
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 4
tagged : music, canada

Long before Oscar Peterson became a virtuoso jazz pianist, he was a boy who loved to play the trumpet. When childhood tuberculosis weakened his lungs, Oscar could no longer play his beloved instrument. He took up piano and the rest is history: Oscar went on to become an international jazz piano sensation.
Oscar Lives Next Door is a fictional story …

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Give Me Wings

Give Me Wings

How a Choir of Slaves Took on the World
by Kathy Lowinger
edition:Hardcover
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age: 11 to 14
Grade: 6 to 9
Reading age: 11 to 14
tagged : civil war period (1850-1877), african american, music
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