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- DescriptionA fast-paced narrative. . . . compelling and intense reading, by turns funny, tender, and horrifying, Girl Singer is the real deal a captivating, well-told tale. Fred Kasten, Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist Carlon is a natural heir of Robert Louis Stevenson. If you like good fiction, you'll like Girl Singer. Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz Carlon is a unique educational force, bringing young readers into the pleasures and drama of jazz. Nat Hentoff, Jazz Country, Boston Bay, etc. An arresting and wonderful story that communicates through a deep relationship between a singer and a Holocaust survivor the joy of music, self-discovery, pain, and racism. Dick Golden, host of George Washington University Presents American Jazz Avery's story tackles hard topics racism, women's rights which transcend time and place. A tale with deep resonance and educational force, that will keep readers turning pages. Marilyn Lester, executive director, the Duke Ellington Center for the ArtsHarlem 1938: eighteen-year-old Avery, aspiring singer, is heard by Lester Pres Young, Count Basie's ter saxophonist. Pres recommends her to Basie, and Avery is whisked into the jazz life. Years later, with several hit records to her credit, Avery settles in Greenwich Village. But her life takes a sharp turn when she meets Karl, a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany.Mick Carlon is a thirty-year veteran English and journalism teacher at the high and middle school levels, and the author of the middle-grade vels Riding on Duke's Train and Travels with Louis. He is a frequent contributor to Jazz Times.
- Author BiographyMick Carlon is a 30-year veteran English/journalism teacher at both the high and middle school levels. A lifelong jazz fan, he regularly plays jazz in his classroom and has turned hundreds of students into jazz fans. He says, I feel that if young people are simply exposed to the music and stories of American artists such as Duke Ellington, then they will make a friend for life. He is the author of the middle-grade novels Riding on Duke's Train and Travels with Louis and a frequent contributor to Jazz Times.
- Author(s)Mick Carlon
- PublisherLeapfrog Press
- Date of Publication24/11/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLeapfrog Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight181 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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