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Duke Ellington was hailed as the "King of the Keys." This is a most fitting tribute to a great man who proudly celebrated the history of African-Americans from slavery to civil rights struggles.
Common Core Alignment:
RI.4.3. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Caldecott Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Honor Book for Illustration
ALA Notable Book
Booklist Editors' Choice
a rich lesson in music, black history, the American experience
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