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How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz

Age 5-8
Grade K-3

Jonah Winter, Keith Mallett

How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz

Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press June 16, 2015)

In this unusual and inventive picture book that riffs on the language and rhythms of old New Orleans, noted picture book biographer Jonah Winter (Dizzy, Frida, You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?) turns his focus to one of America's early jazz heroes in this perfectly pitched book about Jelly Roll Morton.

Gorgeously illustrated by fine artist Keith Mallett, a newcomer to picture books, this biography will transport readers young and old to the musical, magical streets of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century.

A Neal Porter Book

1596439637 / 9781596439634
11.4 oz.
10.3 x 0.4 in.