Little Stevie Wonder (Hardcover)

By Lisa Cohen (Illustrator), Quincy Troupe

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618340606, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2005

List Price: 18.00*
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Eleven-year-old Stevland Judkins Morris Hardaway hit the big time when he signed a Motown recording contract. At the age of thirteen, Little Stevie Wonder had millions of fans dancing to the number-one song in the nation.

Little Stevie Wonder is the true story of a boy who lost his sight shortly after birth, grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and became one of the twentieth century’s most creative and influential musicians—an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, musical innovator, and cultural activist.

Here in Quincy Troupe’s joyful poem and Lisa Cohen’s vibrant art is an uplifting celebration of life, peace, and music.

About the Author

Quincy Troupe is the author of fourteen books, including seven volumes of poetry. He coauthored Miles: The Autobiography, which won an American Book Award, and wrote Miles and Me: A Memoir of Miles Davis. Quincy lives in New York City with his wife, Margaret. This is his second book for children.

Praise For Little Stevie Wonder

"The acrylic paintings perfectly match the joyful nature of the narrative. The human figures are expressive and fluidly drawn, and the backdrops have a psychedelic quality that evokes the time period. Text ripples in waves across a riot of bright shades, accented by font color and size changes." School Library Journal, Starred

"Stevie's accomplishments and positive energy come through in the catchy text and electric-hued artwork." Publishers Weekly