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Swing Sisters

Swing Sisters

The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

by Karen Deans and Joe Cepeda
Paperback
Publication Date: 10/08/2021
RRP  $18.80 $18.75
Back in 1909, not far from Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Laurence Clifton Jones opened a special place for orphans named Piney Woods Country Life School. Dr. Jones loved music and wanted the children to love it too. In 1939 he started a school band that was just for girls, and he called it the Sweethearts. The music the girls played was called swing. It had rhythms and melodies that got people up on their feet to dance. And like all good music, it told stories about how it feels to be alive. After the girls left Piney Woods, the band stayed together and performed around the world. With their enormous talent and joyful music, the Sweethearts chipped away at racist and sexist barriers wherever they went.
ISBN:
9780823450886
9780823450886
Category:
People & places (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
10-08-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Holiday House, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.09x273.56x3.56mm
Weight:
0.16kg
Karen Deans

Karen Deans has worked as a journalist and is also a muralist, illustrator, writer, and entrepreneur. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and three children. Surprised when she was unable to find biographies of many of the women she admired to share with her daughter, she decided to write her own. Her other books include Swing Sisters- The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Joe Cepeda

Joe Cepeda was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Joe’s journey through college began with studying engineering at Cornell and finished with a BFA in Illustration from Long Beach State. Months from leaving school, Joe went to New York and secured a book contract after his first meeting with a publisher. He’s now the award-winning illustrator of more than thirty books for children.

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