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Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford
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Nov 11, 09

bookshelves: pb-coretta-scott-king

2nd-5th grade

Weatherford illustrations were award worthy in his story about John Coltrane. He has fun whimpsical pictures of a little boy banging around finding his musical inspiration. He used realistic colors in his thick and thin lined paint. the proportions were mainly correct but it was almost cartoonized. People can relate to the story because everyone wants to step back to the way things used to be.


Lesson Idea: bring in a household item to make music with.

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