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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm
By Joe Cepeda (illustrator) and Karen Deans
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Holiday House
Publication date January 1, 2015
Pages 32
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780823419708
ISBN-10 0823419703
Dimensions 0.50 by 11.50 by 9.50 in.
Original list price $16.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: "In 1909 Dr. Laurence Clifton Jones opened a special home for African American orphans in Mississippi called Piney Woods Country Life School. There, students worked hard on their studies, and no one worked harder than the young musicians who played in the Sweethearts, the school's all-girl swing band. Their music had rhythms and melodies that got people dancing!

When the Sweethearts left Piney Woods, they moved to Washington, D.C., to try to make it to the big-time in an era when integrated musical groups were practically unheard of. It wasn't always easy, and it wasn't always safe, but the talented Sweethearts of Rhythm ultimately became an international sensation.

The rhythmic text and exuberant illustrations celebrate these courageous musicians who chipped away at racist and sexist barriers, and whose music reminded audiences how great it feels to be alive."

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With Karen Deans | from Holiday House (January 1, 2015)
9780823419708 | details & prices | 32 pages | 11.50 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
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