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Edgerton, Clyde

Summary: In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Barrow, Rebecca

Summary: This tender story of friendship, music, and ferocious love asks: what will you fight for, if not yourself? You Don't Know Me But I Know You author Rebecca Barrow's next book is perfect for fans of Katie Cotugno and Emery Lord. Who cares that the prize for the Sun City Originals contest is fifteen grand? Not Dia, that's for sure. Because Dia knows that without a band, she hasn't got a shot at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BAR

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

Caletti, Deb.

Summary: In Washington State, seventeen-year-old Cassie learns about the good and bad sides of both love and genius while living with her mother and brilliant, yet disturbed, violinist stepfather and falling in love with a gifted young musician.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2010

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

Deen, Natasha

Summary: "A Guyanese girl must find the balance between her parents' 'old world' expectations and traditions while pursuing her dream of being a great trumpeter in this contemporary, coming-of-age story"--Amazon website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RP Teens 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DEE

Hurd, Thacher.

Summary: Miles and the Swamp Band have the time of their lives playing at the Alligator Ball, until they discover the menu includes Swamp Band soup.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1985

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JPB HUR BASKET

Hertz, Kellen

Summary: When aspiring songwriter Tenney gets invited to perform at Nashville's famed Bluebird Café, her parents decide she's too young to perform professionally, leaving her future hanging in the balance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

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Hertz, Kellen

Summary: Tenney's manager books her and new drummer Logan to play at Nashville's City Music Festival the same day as she's supposed to perform at her friend Jaya's charity fund-raiser, and Tenney must decide if friendship or her career is more important.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

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Thoene, Bodie

Summary: Her own identity was safely disguised. But what about those she loved most. They would soon disappear with all the others unless... .

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 1989

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC THOENE

Milanes, Janelle

Summary: Shy fifteen-year-old Cuban American Victoria Cruz feels trapped by the monotony of running on the cross country team and keeping up with her studies to maintain her scholarship to her prestigious college prep school, but the chance to join a rock band in need of a lead singer gives her the opportunity to confront her anxieties, find love and disappointment, and create a new playlist for her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MIL

Feehan, Christine.

Summary: Hired as the mechanic for a traveling troupe of musicians, Tempest, gifted with the ability to communicate with animals, is astounded to discover an overpowering attraction to Darius, the troupe's leader.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FEE

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

Christopher, Nicholas.

Summary: "Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success -- or the girl he met in Venice is safe from the harm"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC CHR

McNally, Janet (Janet M.)

Summary: Tired of the half-truths surrounding her famous family's past, Phoebe visits her indie-rock darling sister Luna to see how she fits into a family of storytellers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION MCN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MCN

Edgerton, Clyde

Summary: In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EDG

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EDG

Patricelli, Leslie.

Summary: Monkey Mike is reprimanded for making noise when he taps pencils and clangs trash cans until he sees a drum set in the music store and puts his hands-on talents to work in a most impressive way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E PAT

Solomon, Rachel Lynn

Summary: Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein, eighteen, wonders if seventeen-year-old Peter Rosenthal-Porter, gifted pianist, best friend, and secret crush, will love her back after receiving her kidney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SOL

Noël, Alyson

Summary: "Club promoters Layla, Aster, and Tommy never imagined that entering the Unrivaled competition would land them in the middle of a celebrity murder investigation, but sometimes fate can be as nasty as the anonymous comments on a Hollywood gossip blog. But Madison Brooks isn't dead. Layla, Aster, and Tommy have been set up, and as Madison's dirty little secrets creep closer to the light, they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC NOE

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

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

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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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TEX

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

Egan, Jennifer.

Summary: Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs, confront their pasts in this story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Egan 2011

Flagg, Fannie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC Fla

O'Malley, Bryan Lee.

Summary: Scott Pilgrim is dating two girls, which gets really complicated. Knives Chau makes him feel like he can erase the past. Ramona helps him accept the past. But when Ramona and Knives meet and when Ramona's ex-boyfriends and Scott's old girlfriends are thrown into the mix, things gets more than a little crazy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oni Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 SCO