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Willie Jerome

3.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
During the hot summer months, Willie Jerome plays jazz on the rooftop. Too bad everyone, except his little sister Judy, calls his cool jazz "noise". Judy strolls through the neighborhood, hoping to convince the others that her brother's music is much more than that. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by MacMillan Publishing Company
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Analissa Cox
Mar 25, 2012 Analissa Cox rated it liked it
I really liked this book because of how real the plot was. The characters in the book talked as they would in real life making the whole experience exciting. The storyline was just as great when the mother finally sat down and listened to the music the boy was making and found that it wasn't just ruckus but real music. What i got from the story was that in order to feel good about something you got to feel good about yourself first. The little girl had no responsibilities and/or hardships so Wil ...more
Gabrielle Blockton
Date: November 11th, 2014

Author: Alice Faye Duncan; Illustrated by Tyrone Geter

Title: Willie Jerome

Plot: Judy loves the sound of her brother's (Willie Jerome) "sizzlin' red hot bebop" sound he plays on the rooftop of his house. Unfortunately, everyone else in the neighborhood don't like Willie Jerome's noise and prefer he not play at all. Will Judy ever reach out to the people to let them know just how wonderful her brother's music is?

Setting: Judy's neighborhood (City/Urban Location)

Jul 05, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it
I'm a little like the crowd in this book with hearing the noise, but trying to become more like Judy and feeling the music. We could all stand to have a Judy in our lives who can recognize the music in us and cheer us on.
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