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J Is for Jazz

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Winner of:
2015 American Graphic Design Award

B is for Blues, the heart of jazz, and some of the best jazz cats have been hip to the blues!


Go on a riotous romp through some of the foundations of jazz in this fun and educational look at America’s golden era of music. Readers are transported into the Jazz Age through sweeping, bold illustrations and lyrical profiles of histo
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Bright Connections Media (first published September 1st 2014)
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Jada
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: music, juvenile
Really excellent illustrations.
Kirsti Call
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Playful language and great non-fiction story about jazz!
Christopher Short
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book #1
J is for Jazz
By Ann Ingalls, Illustrated by Maria Corte Maidagan

Text Rationale - I will use a series of four different books for understanding different music genres from around the world. Each book will be analyzed and evaluated within the series so that the students will be able to apply their knowledge of music genres when listening to music. This book “J is for Jazz” uses the letters of the alphabet and vivid illustrations to support the various artists, history, and instruments of ja
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Rebecca Saxon
A lovely introduction to Jazz, ideal for elementary aged kids. It would be fun to read parts of this during a storytime and have fun with the jazz vocabulary (there's a great glossary of the terms). Afterwards, you could be inspired by the improvisational nature of jazz and play music together.
Colette
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You can literally hear the sounds of jazz as you read through this awesome alphabet book all about jazz and the vocabulary surrounding this beat-down music.
Mollie B
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
the illustrations are the bee's knees! And history helps to move the alphabet along in this ABC book for kids.
Mary
This is a great way to learn the history of Jazz through the alphabet. The images are striking and the text is very informative - it would be great for a wide range of readers.
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Eye popping illustrations compliment this snappy text. A delight!
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