Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier De Saint-George
Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier De Saint-George
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Catalog Number: #600132365
Format: Ebook
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Publisher: Random House
Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: 2012
Territory: US Only
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-307-98249-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-307-98249-0
Language: English
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: 1-4
Lexile: 1110L

The musical superstar of 18th-century France was Joseph Boulogne—a black man. This inspiring story tells how Joseph, the only child of a black slave and her white master, becomes "the most accomplished man in Europe." After traveling from his native West Indies to study music in Paris, young Joseph is taunted about his skin color. Despite his classmates' cruel words, he continues to devote himself to his violin, eventually becoming conductor of a whole orchestra. Joseph begins composing his own operas, which everyone acknowledges to be magnifique. But will he ever reach his dream of performing for the king and queen of France? This lushly illustrated book by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome introduces us to a talented musician and an overlooked figure in black history.


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