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Sweethearts of Rhythm

The Story Of The Greatest All-girl Swing Band In The World

By Marilyn Nelson, 1946-

In the 1940s, as the world was at war, a remarkable jazz band performed on the American home front. This all-female band, originating from a boarding school in the heart of Mississippi, found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war. They dared to be an interracial group despite the cruelties of Jim Crow laws, and they dared to assert their talents though they were women in a ?man?s? profession. Told in thought-provoking poems and arresting images, this unusual look at our nation?s history is deep and inspiring.

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0803731876


Format: Book
Author: Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-
Summary: A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.
Title: Sweethearts of rhythm : the story of the greatest all-girl swing band in the world / written by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
Publisher Date: New York : Dial Books, c2009.
Subject: International Sweethearts of Rhythm -- Juvenile literature. Women jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Big bands -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 0803731876 9780803731875
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 781.654 Nel
Oclc: 269282146
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Bib Id: 333383

Format: Book
Author: Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-
Summary: A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.
Title: Sweethearts of rhythm : the story of the greatest all-girl swing band in the world / written by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dial Books, c2009.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 x 27 cm.
Subjects: International Sweethearts of Rhythm -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Big bands -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Pinkney, Jerry ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2008046255
ISBN: 0803731876
ISBN: 9780803731875
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 781.654 Nel