Little Lil and the Swing-singing Sax

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996 - African Americans - 28 pages
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Little Lil's fat-cheeked, curly-haried, horn-blowing Uncle Sudi Man could make his saxophone ring. But when Lil's mother took sick and there was no money to pay for the medicine, Sudi hocked his sax. When the medicine helped, the laughter stayed away--until Little Lil came up with a plan to bring Uncle Sudi's music back into their lives. Full color.

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User Review  - ckelly16 - LibraryThing

I like "Little Lil and The Swing-Singing Sax" for two reason. the first reason was the language that it was written in. The story portrays a family that lives during the Jazz Age. The uncle plays the ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Little Lil lives with her mother, Mama Big Lil, and her ``fat- cheeked, curly-haired, horn-blowing Uncle Sudi Man.'' They are poor, but they love each other, and they laugh more than they cry. They ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Libba Moore Gray has been an actress, a dancer, and for twenty years a teacher of high school English and drama. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines, but "Miss Tizzy" is her first writing for children.

Ms. Gray's four children include a businessman, a ballerina, a teacher, and a professional clown. With her husband, Robert, she makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lisa Cohen is a self-taught artist who was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She moved to the United States in the early 1980s, eager to embrace freedom of expression. She paints and lives in New Orleans with her family.

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