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Django by Bonnie Christensen
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Jan 18, 2010

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bookshelves: read-childrens-books, read-biography
Read in January, 2011

I never heard of this guy until I read this book. Django Reinhardt was an early 20th century gypsy jazz guitarist--who knew? Just goes to show you never know what you'll find in children's books. I think the appeal of this one is that, as a young man, his left had was damaged in a fire, which might have ended his rising career. But he developed a technique to continue playing with his crippled left hand, and rose to fame and fortune. Just goes to show what you can do when you don't let adversity get you down. I just wish the book had been accompanied by a CD of some of his music. Now I've got to find a recording...

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