Ray Charles
Ray Charles

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Annotation: A biography of the Black musician who became famous despite his blindness.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #249486
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Copyright Date: 2001
Edition Date: 2001
Illustrator: Ford, George Cephas,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-584-30018-3 Perma-Bound: 0-605-01182-6
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-584-30018-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-01182-3
Dewey: 921
LCCN: 00064109
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Featuring a new introduction and afterword, this edition of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning picture book biography of Ray Charles describes the musician's childhood, his early career, and his eventual success. The telling is lively, sympathetic, and well structured; the illustrations are dramatic--monochromatic acrylic and India ink sketches on cream-colored paper.
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Coretta Scott King Award
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Word Count: 3,683
Reading Level: 4.3
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.3 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 66532 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.4 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q26335
Lexile: 680L
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P

Illustrated by George Ford In a beautiful new edition of this 1973 multiple award-winning biography, young readers learn the rags-to-riches story of legendary musician Ray Charles's life - from age 7, when he loses his sight completely, to age 40, when he performs to dazzled audiences world-wide and participates in the fight for racial justice. A new introduction by the author sets the context for Charles's journey to stardom, and an afterword updates his life to the present.

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