Christina's Reviews > Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome
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Dec 31, 11

bookshelves: biography, nonfiction, picturebooks
Read in December, 2011

Nice biography of this relatively overlooked black musician from the 18th century, the son of a slave and her white master. He grows up to compose operas and conduct orchestras, despite the racial injustices of the time. Absolutely gorgeous illustrations, as always, by Ransome.

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