Poor Lee! He used to be a jazzman who could make the piano go yimbatimba- TANG—zang-zang. But now he's lost his hearing, and the bandleader had to let him go.
So Lee goes to a school for the deaf to learn sign language. There, he meets Max, who used to play the sax. Riding the subway to class, they start signing about all the songs they love. A bass player named Rose joins in and soon they've got a little sign language band. And in no time they're performing for audiences in the subway, night after night.
Living legend and Kennedy Center honoree Pete Seeger, renowned poet Paul DuBois Jacobs, and Coretta Scott King honor winner R. Gregory Christie present a jazzy riff on the power of music, overcoming obstacles, and all the different ways to hear the world. So, who will listen to a deaf musician? Everyone!
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Pete Seeger was always a storyteller and put together many songs, including “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and, with Lee Hays, “If I Had a Hammer.” He is also the author of the classic picture book Abiyoyo.
Paul DuBois Jacobs has previously collaborated with Pete Seeger on Abiyoyo Returns and Some Friends to Feed, both illustrated by Michael Hays. Paul lives in New York with his wife, Jennifer Swender, and together they wrote the picture book My Subway Ride.
R. Gregory Christie is the three-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning illustrator of Brothers in Hope, Only Passing Through, and The Palm of My Heart. Among his other acclaimed picture books are Richard Wright and the Library Card by William Miller and Hot City by Barbara Joosse. Visit him at www.gas-art.com.
Kindergarten-Grade 3–Jazz! It's all about the rhythm and the sounds, musicians in conversation answering each other with notes and riffs instead of words. But what happens when one member of the band can't hear the notes anymore? Through this rhythmic story, readers meet Lee, who loses his hearing and is asked to leave his band. Luckily, he discovers a whole new world of music that exists in the mind and heart at a local school for the deaf. Christie's snazzy style matches perfectly with the book's vivacity. The expressive faces and bold use of color make the story sing. This is a great read-aloud that begs for enthusiastic performance and audience participation. Both uplifting and inclusive, it is a celebration of music and resilience.–Genevieve Gallagher, Murray Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA
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