A Horn for Louis: Louis Armstrong–as a kid! A Stepping Stone BookTM

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - He didn’t even go to school. How did famous new orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn?  Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real instrument. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves! . With messages about hard work, tolerance, and friendship, trust, cooperation, persistence, hope, A Horn for Louis is perfect for aspiring young musicians and nonfiction fans alike! History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction.

A Horn for Louis: Louis Armstrong--as a kid! A Stepping Stone BookTM #ad - . Then one day, the junk wagon passed a pawn shop with a gleaming brass trumpet in the window. To help his mother pay the rent, every day he rode a junk wagon through the streets of New Orleans, playing a tin horn and collecting stuff people didn’t want.

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Who Was Louis Armstrong?

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Penguin Workshop #ad - But it was louis armstrong?s own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history. Grosset Dunlap. If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician.

Who Was Louis Armstrong? #ad - It was a teacher at the colored waifs? home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville.

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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies: Ella Fitzgerald

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Candlewick #ad - Grosset Dunlap. One amateur night at harlem’s apollo theater, ella made a discovery: the dancing beat in her feet could travel up and out of her mouth in a powerful song —and the feeling of being listened to was like a salve to her heart. With lively prose, roxane orgill follows the gutsy Ella from school-girl days to a featured spot with Chick Webb’s band and all the way to her number-one radio hit "A-Tisket, A-Tasket.

Jazzy mixed-media art by illustrator Sean Qualls brings the singer’s indomitable spirit to life. Back matter includes resources for further information, and an index. A swinging bio of young ella fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies: Ella Fitzgerald #ad - When ella fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry, with raggedy clothes and often no place to spend the night, small change was not enough.

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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

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Hyperion Book CH #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Grosset Dunlap. Another stunning picture book biography of a prominent twentieth-century African-American in the arts, from the creative team behind Alvin Ailey.

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If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Many things, not all of them good, had to happen before he got his horn. Used book in Good Condition. As a poor boy in new orleans, and, crying from the cornet of the great joe Oliver for all to hear—Louis longed for a horn so that he too could sing, most of all, singing on street corners, bring home pennies, where music was everywhere—dancing out of doorways, tap happy-feet blues till the sun rose.

If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong #ad - Grosset Dunlap. It wasn’t going to be easy. Roxane orgill’s vivid words and leonard jenkins’s dramatic pictures combine to tell the story of a boy who grew up to be a giant of jazz—the legendary and beloved Louis Armstrong. But when at last he did, he sent music spiraling up into the New Orleans night sky like a spinning top gone crazy.

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Barack Obama: Out of Many, One Step into Reading

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - Children who are ready to read on their own will want to get ready for president's day with this leveled reader about the first african american president of the United States!   A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about our forty-fourth president, Barack Obama—revised to include an account of his reelection and new photographs! With clear and accessible language, independent readers can learn how the lessons and love from Obama’s mother and grandparents shaped him; how the places he lived influenced him; and how he turned his childhood feeling of being an outsider into a positive driving force that propelled him into the history books! Grosset Dunlap.

Barack Obama: Out of Many, One Step into Reading #ad - Used book in Good Condition.

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Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman Step-Into-Reading, Step 4

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models. An easy-to-read, page-turning account of harriet tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War.

Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman Step-Into-Reading, Step 4 #ad - Grosset Dunlap.

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The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers

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Anchor #ad - She also learns how to be a detective. The no. 1 ladies’ detective agency - Young Readers Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. Grosset Dunlap. She sets out to find the real thief. Precious, however, is not convinced. Have you ever said to yourself, wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that.

Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. Used book in Good Condition. Anchor Books. 1 ladies’ detective agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.

The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers #ad - In this charming series, grace makutsi, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and the occasional cup of tea.

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Jesse Owens You Should Meet

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Simon Spotlight #ad - In fact, he criticized the United States for even including black athletes on its Olympic roster. Sprint around the track and get to know jesse Owens in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet. Meet jesse owens, an african american runner who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin! What made his achievement even more memorable was that Adolph Hitler expected the Olympic Games to be a German showcase.

Anchor Books. Used book in Good Condition. Simon spotlight. With the you should meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so fascinating! Grosset Dunlap. According to many reports, after Owens won his fourth gold medal, Hitler stormed out of the stadium. In 1936 jesse owens took a stand against racism and made history.

Jesse Owens You Should Meet #ad - A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus a short article filled with interesting facts about the Olympics.

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Dragonbreath #1

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Puffin Books #ad - And that comes in handy when a bad grade at school inspires him to enlist his cousin the sea-serpent's help with a research project. Puffin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Danny dragonbreath can't breathe fire, but he has no fear. Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon introduces an irresistible set of characters that will have readers laughing until smoke comes out of their noses! Grosset Dunlap.

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Miami Jackson Makes the Play A Stepping Stone Book

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - Best of all, no Destinee Tate. No annoying sister. At last it’s summer. Miami is more than ready for two weeks of baseball camp. And she’s making trouble, as usual, trying to get girls on the boys’ all-star team! Grosset Dunlap. Puffin Books. No homework. Simon spotlight. But miami can’t escape Destinee. Turns out his best friend, String, invited her to Camp Atwater, too.

Used book in Good Condition. Anchor Books.

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