Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

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"A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781600608988
Branch Call Number: E RUSSELL-BROWN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Morrison, Frank 1971-- Illustrator


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All Melba wanted to do was play her trombone, but first she had to combat segregation and racism.

Melba Liston was an American jazz trombonist and music composer.

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DBRL_ReginaF Jan 21, 2020

I read this for the Read Harder 2020 Challenge for Task #18 Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community. I love it! Melba was one of the very first female trombone players! And JAZZ! What's not to love? The illustrations are wonderful too.

Oct 23, 2019

Great bio, loved the art work. My 5 year olds attention did not last long as it was kind of lengthy.

Aug 10, 2019

A wonderful book.


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