Sweethearts of Rhythm

Sweethearts of Rhythm

The Story of the Greatest All-girl Swing Band in the World

Book - 2009
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A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780803731875
0803731876
Branch Call Number: j811 NEL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry

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The Sweethearts of Rhythm is the story of a real all girl band that traveled around the country in the 1930s and 1940s. The band was unusual because it was all girls and because it was integrated. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.


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BobScott36
Oct 12, 2010

Although this is a juvenile book, it contains very interesting history of a female swing band from an unusual pov. The are work is outstanding. Many adults would enjoy this work.

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ReadingFanatic09
Oct 03, 2010

Fantastically written book with beautiful illustrations. The book consists of poems about the band told from the point of view of their instruments. It was a delightful read. I wish that a historical note had been included at the beginning of the book instead of the end but enjoyable nonetheless.

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