The Sound That Jazz Makes (Paperback)

By Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)

Walker Childrens, 9780802776747, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2001

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A symphony of sound and color, The Sound That Jazz Makes is an eloquently rendered celebration of a remarkable heritage. Author Carole Boston Weatherford's lyrical stanzas combine with the power of luminous oil paintings by Coretta Scott King New Talent winner, Eric Velasquez (The Piano Man) to trace the development of jazz. From African forests to wooden slave ships to Harlem nightclubs, the tragic and joyous legacy of the African-American experience gives jazz its passion and spirit.

About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford wrote the Caldecott Honor book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. A minister’s wife, Ms. Weatherford makes her home in North Carolina.