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Ella Fitzgerald

The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and J. Brian Pinkney

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Ella Fitzgerald
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The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa
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Andrea Davis Pinkney and J. Brian Pinkney

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"Scat Cat Monroe" narrates a celebration of the life and career of the first lady of song, noting her distinctive style and far-ranging impact upon contemporary music.

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When author Andrea Davis Pinkney decided to write a book about a sit in, her husband Brian Pinkney asked, "How am I going to illustrate this, Andrea? They're just sitting." She told him: "Well, honey ... I'm sure you'll think of something." And he did. The lunch counter in Sit-In "takes on a life of its own," she says: It's a roller coaster, it's a road, it's a character in the story. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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