Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World
Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World

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Annotation: 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.
Catalog Number: #37881
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: Dial
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Illustrator: Pinkney, Jerry,
Pages: 80
Availability: Special Order Only - Contact Customer Service at +1 800 637-6581 or +1 217 243-5451
ISBN: Publisher: 0-8037-3187-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-25992-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-8037-3187-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-25992-8
Dewey: 920
LCCN: 2008046255
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review ALA Booklist (Thu Oct 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
Starred Review for Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal Starred Review (Thu Oct 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
ALA Booklist (Thu Oct 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
ALA Notable Book For Children
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Horn Book (Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2010)
Kirkus Reviews
National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 5-9
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.5 / points:4.0

In the 1940s, as the world was at war, a remarkable jazz band performed on the American home front. This all-female band, originating from a boarding school in the heart of Mississippi, found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war. They dared to be an interracial group despite the cruelties of Jim Crow laws, and they dared to assert their talents though they were women in a ?man's? profession. Told in thought-provoking poems and arresting images, this unusual look at our nation's history is deep and inspiring.