Title: Jazz By: Walter Dean Myers
Culturally Diverse Book
Myers, W.D., 1937-2014, & Myers, C. (2006). jazz (1st ed.). New York: Holiday House.
Short Annotation: This book is about how Jazz music sounds, and beats influence the lives of African Americans, and how they want a social change in the world. Each page had poems about a famous African American, and the art of Jazz.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Grade Level: 2-5
Intended Readers: Students who want to know about the Southern aspects of African American lives. Also students who like to listen, and dance to jazz music.
Personal Response: I thought this was a very entertaining book, and it taught me a lot after reading each page. The words were in a poem format, and had titles on each page. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars, for the historical factors, and the jazz experience.
Text Dependent Question: Who was Miss Kitty?