Title: Jazz By: Walter Dean Myers

Culturally Diverse Book

Bibliographic Information:

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.

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