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Duke Ellington

The Piano Prince And His Orchestra

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and J. Brian Pinkney

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The Piano Prince And His Orchestra
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Andrea Davis Pinkney and J. Brian Pinkney

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An illustrated recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.

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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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The Pinkneys Are A Picture Book Perfect, Author-Illustrator Couple

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