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Roots and Blues

A Celebration

By Arnold Adoff

Through poems and poetic prose pieces, acclaimed children's author Arnold Adoff celebrates that uniquely American form of music called the blues. In his signature “shaped speech” style, he creates a narrative of moments and joyous music, from the drums of the ancestors, the red dirt of the plantations, the current of the mighty Mississippi, and the shackles, blood, and tears of slavery. Each chop of the ax is a beat, each lash of the whip fashions another line on the musical staff. But each sound also creates the chords and harmonies that preserve the ancestors and their stories, and sustain life, faith, and hope into our own times.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

0547235542


Format: Book
Author: Adoff, Arnold
Summary: Lyrical text explores how Blues have been part of everyday life throughout history, from its origins in the sounds of the earth, through slaves' voices singing of freedom, to today's greatest performers--and listeners.
Title: Roots and blues : a celebration / by Arnold Adoff ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
Publisher Date: New York : Clarion Books, 2011.
Subject: Blues (Music) -- Juvenile poetry. African Americans -- Music -- Juvenile poetry. Music -- Juvenile poetry. Novels in verse -- Juvenile poetry.
Isbn: 0547235542 9780547235547
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 17
System Items Total: 18
Call Number: 811.54 Ado
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Bib Id: 369991

Format: Book
Author: Adoff, Arnold
Summary: Lyrical text explores how Blues have been part of everyday life throughout history, from its origins in the sounds of the earth, through slaves' voices singing of freedom, to today's greatest performers--and listeners.
Title: Roots and blues : a celebration / by Arnold Adoff ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
Publisher, Date: New York : Clarion Books, 2011.
Description: 86 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Blues (Music) -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: African Americans -- Music -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Music -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Novels in verse -- Juvenile poetry.
Other Author: Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- ill.
LCCN: 2009026625
ISBN: 0547235542
ISBN: 9780547235547
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 17
Total Copies: 18
Call Number: 811.54 Ado