The Jazz Man

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 31, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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When the Jazz Man played, Zeke thought about nothing else but the wonderful music that drifted from the bright yellow room scross the courtyard. He did not think about how his mother crept up and down five long flights of stairs every day to go to work. He did not think about the jobs he knew his father must work. He thought about just of the dreamy blues adding color to his drab world. How long will Zeke's dreams last when the Jazz Man leaves?

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User Review  - jcarroll12 - LibraryThing

Zeke is an endearing character who makes the readers feel the empathy appropriate for his difficult home-life situation. Beautifully written, and I loved the author's use of musical references and ... Read full review

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User Review  - KMClark - LibraryThing

The Jazz Man portrays the life of young Zeke during the Harlem Renaissance. The author uses beautiful figurative language and allusions, while the illustrator captures the author's words into ... Read full review

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Ann Grifalconi illustrated patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers, winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. She is the author-illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book The Village of Round and Square Houses and Tiny's Hat. Ms. Grifalconi lives in New York City.

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