February 6, 2013

Female swing band

Sweethearts of Rhythm
by Marilyn Nelson
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Even though a war was on, people still needed to be entertained. In this collection of arresting poems, instruments in a pawn shop reminisce about their time with an all-girl swing band. The layered, evocative paintings, which expertly capture the time, place and sounds of the 1940's, form the perfect accompaniment to the lively verse.

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