The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Other Editions of This Title:
Praise For Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm…
"Deans's text shines a light on the racial, social, and gender boundaries the band crossed, while emphasizing the bond of sisterhood that these girls created because of their talent, mutual struggle, and love of swing. . . . Cepeda's oil and acrylic paint illustrations . . . appear as if they might reverberate off the page at any moment."—School Library Journal
"A heartening tribute to a group of pioneering, dedicated musicians."—Publishers Weekly
"More than just a history of the band, this takes on a larger picture, including Jim Crow laws and how the Sweethearts helped break down both gender and racial barriers. . . . An appealing piece of American history."—Booklist
California Reading Association Eureka! Gold Award Winner
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Holiday House, 9780823419708, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2015
About the Author
Joe Cepeda is an award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children. He lives in Southern California with his wife and their son.