I See the Rhythm

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Children's Book Press, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Beginning with the roots of black music in Africa and continuing on to contemporary hip hop, I See the Rhythm takes young readers on a musical journey through time. From work songs on a Southern plantation to the rhythm of jazz in New Orleans, this is a unique visual and poetic introduction to the history of African-American music. Full color.

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User Review  - gedell - LibraryThing

Summary: This book as about music and the beats can help you expext how you feel. Music can help you through the blues. In the earlier days thats all some people had was their music. Music such as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Em Ooh - Goodreads

This is a great compilation of the history of African and African American roots in music. This nonfiction book is beautifully composed much like the music it is referencing. The paintings by Michele ... Read full review

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Toyomi Igus is the author and editor of several books for children, including Two Mrs. Gibsons and the award-winning books Going Back Home and I See the Rhythm. A former Editor and Publications Director for UCLA's Center for African American studies, Toyomi has been honored for her work in promoting literacy among children. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Michele Wood is an artist whose work defies all boundaries. As a painter, illustrator, designer and writer, she has gained wide recognition in the United States. She has been honored with the prestigious American Book Award for her first book, Going Back Home and by the American Library Association with the 1999 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for her book, I See the Rhythm. Her work, which has been exhibited in major venues nationally, reflects an essential sense of history and place. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. www.michelewood.com

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