Struttin' with Some Barbecue: Lil Harden Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz

By Powell, Patricia Hruby

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ISBN
9781580897402
Publisher
Charlesbridge


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2018  |  Elementary

Gr 3–6—This biography in verse tells the story of Lil Hardin Armstrong, the first lady of jazz and Louis Armstrong's first wife. While the book starts with Hardin Armstrong's birth, most of the text focuses on her time as a jazz pianist in the 1920s and her influential role in Louis Armstrong's success. The poetry is free form and peppered with bits of scat as an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

This smart, lively biography in verse tells the story of Lillian Hardin Armstrong--her talent as a musician and composer, her drive, and her instrumenta...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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