Willie Jerome

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Macmillan Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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During the hot summer months, Willie Jerome plays jazz on the rooftop. Too bad everyone, except his little sister Judy, calls his cool jazz "noise". Judy strolls through the neighborhood, hoping to convince the others that her brother's music is much more than that. Full color.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Young Willie Jerome is up on the roof of a Harlem tenement blowing his horn. The trills and riffs are sweet music to his sister Judy's ears, but no one else in the neighborhood is moved: not the ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Alice Faye Duncan is the author of "The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Everyday People, " which received starred reviews; "Miss Viola and Uncle Ed Lee;" and "Willie Jerome, " which "Kirkus Reviews" described as "a smart prose poem where every word has a purpose." She is a children's librarian in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.