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Who Was Louis Armstrong?

Authors: Who Hq (COR) & McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Genres: History, Biography
Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Music/Entertainment, African American History/Interest
Lexile: 780,
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JNF036000, JNF018010, JNF007000
ISBN: 9781101639962, Related ISBNs: 0448433680, 0448435608, 0525629653, 0525629661, 1101639962
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 112,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.
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