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Before John Was a Jazz Giant

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“This is as much a subtile invitation for children to listen to their own worlds as it is a Coltrane biography.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John’s own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly   rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.

by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustration by Sean Qualls for 4 to 8 years old


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