What a Song Can Do

12 Riffs on the Power of Music

By Jennifer Armstrong
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375824999, 208pp.)

Publication Date: June 8, 2004

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Description

This compelling collection of stories explores the powerful impact that music has in our lives—especially in the lives of teens. Each story strikes a new note: Ron Koertge introduces us to the boys in the band—the marching band; Joseph Bruchac contributes a Native American boy with no rhythm whatsoever; Jennifer Armstrong writes about what was perhaps the first battle of the bands—during the American Civl War; and David Levithan offers up a love song that speaks powerfully to an unintended audience. But while each story is different, they combine into a harmonic song of praise—for the depths music can reach in us, and the power it has to bind us together.




About the Author

Jennifer Armstrong is the author of many award-winning books for young readers. She plays the piano (moderately well) every day. She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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