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Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED MTH 42

Seeger, Pete

Summary: Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SEE

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OSB

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OSB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC OSB

Lövestam, Sara

Summary: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in this novel celebrating being a little bit odd, finding your people, and the power of music to connect us For Steffi, going to school everyday is an exercise in survival. She's never fit in with any of the groups at school, and she's viciously teased by the other girls in her class. The only way she escapes is through her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LOV

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.

Summary: Before Kit can write a news story about an upcoming sold-out jazz concert, sinister pranks threaten to cancel the show and Kit is falsely accused of stealing a valuable trumpet. Includes an "Inside Kit's World" essay about the popularity of jazz and swing music during the Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC KIM

Calmenson, Stephanie.

Summary: When a mouse scurries into a house and starts to play jazz music, other animals join in, one by one, each using his or her own particular talent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Childrens Books 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC Calme

Ondaatje, Michael

Summary: Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans barber, cornet player, and full-time editor of a gossip sheet, disappears for two years, and when he returns, he goes berserk and spends his final years in the East Louisiana state hospital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OND

Cobb, Amy

Summary: When one of the other members of Benton Bluff Junior High band shows up with a shiny new trombone, Kori Neal's school-loaner suddenly seems beat-up and old so she comes up with an idea to organize a fund-raiser to buy new instruments--until advice from a famous local jazz musician gives her a clearer perspective on the issue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC COB

Crouch, Stanley.

Summary: "Carla is a talented jazz singer nearing forty. Maxwell is a renowned tenor saxophonist, the man Carla deeply loves and wants to marry. But Maxwell, who is black, finds himself increasingly at odds with the notion of lifelong togetherness with a white woman, as he yields to group pressure. While they are visiting his parents (whom Carla hopes to win over in her struggle to keep Maxwell in her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

Farley, Robin

Summary: Looking forward to learning new steps and donning a fancy new outfit on her first day of jazz class, Mia is disappointed by her drab jazz shoes and devises a creative way to match her ensemble to her jazzy dance routine.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2013

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Dyer, Geoff.

Summary: Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the giants of jazz.

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Publisher / Publication Date: North Point Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DYE

Morris, Mary

Summary: "In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS Eastland when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business. But Benny Lehrman...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Morris 2015

Jennings, Patrick.

Summary: One night at the Hotel Midnight, the lyrics written and sung by jazz musician Rat are those inspired by his friendship with Bat, who plays the piano and writes the tunes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2012

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Kehoe, Stasia Ward.

Summary: At seventeen, Daisy feels imprisoned by her brother Steven's autism and its effects and her only escape is through her trumpet into the world of jazz, but when her parents decide to send Steven to an institution she is not ready to let him go.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KEH

Clayton, Dhonielle

Summary: In 1920s New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Zora, banished after an incident in Harlem, struggles with her overbearing family, magical powers, love of jazz, and forbidden romance with a white man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Alexander, Kwame.

Summary: Acoustic Rooster forms a jazz band with Duck Ellington, Bee Holliday, and Pepe Ernesto Cruz to compete in the annual Barnyard Talent Show against such greats as Thelonius Monkey, Mules Davis, and Ella Finchgerald. Includes glossary, notes on the characters and songs, and jazz timeline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ALE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ALE

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ALE
1 available in Juvenile Reference, Call number: JE REF ALE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC ALE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Alexander 2011

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J Fiction Myers 2006

Gollub, Matthew.

Summary: A fly uses a combination of Spanish and jazz scat to ask a sloth, a monkey, and a mackaw to transport his band to a tropical concert site, and then to talk sense to an anteater who interrupts their performance. Includes author's note on how language, rhythm, color, and life are depicted in the book.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tortuga Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE JAZ

Mahin, Michael James.

Summary: "The fictionalized story about a group of starving, homeless kids in 1890s New Orleans who made their own instruments and started a band that historians now consider an important step in the development of jazz"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAH

Dapier, Jarrett

Summary: After lunch at a very crowded jazz cafe, a boy and his Auntie Nina are inspired to create a feast of their own with such treats as Thelonious Monk Fish and Nat King Cole Slaw.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Morris, Mary

Summary: The son of a grieving Jewish family in jazz age Chicago impresses patrons of a mob-controlled saloon with his piano talents, which become subject to a changing music era, his need to survive, and exacting mob demands.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOR

Summary: When students gather at the nation's top high school jazz competition in San Antonio, Texas, the musicians at Xavier Desmond High, teenagers with strange abilities, start going wayward in their efforts to outplay their rivals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TEX

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Tom et Léa sont transportés à La Nouvelle-Orléans en 1915. Ils rencontrent un jeune noir surnommé Dipper. A 14 ans, le garçon chante sans cesse et il a une belle voix. Il adore la musique, mais n'a pas le temps de s'y consacrer. Car il doit travailler dur pour faire vivre sa famille... Louis Armstrong.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bayard Jeunesse 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 OSB FRENCH

Kinsey, T. E. (Tim E.)

Summary: "Missing diamonds. Mysterious deaths. And all that jazz. London, 1925. With their band the Dizzy Heights, Jazz Musicians Ivor 'Skins' Maloney and Bartholomew 'Barty' Dunn are used to improvising as they play the Charleston for flappers and toffs, but things are about to take a surprising turn. Superintendent Sunderland has had word that a deserter who stole a fortune in diamonds as he fled the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime/Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2021

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