Monday, December 3, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #17: Patricia Hruby Powell

On the podcast today is acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell, and she's talking to us about her new book Struttin' with Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz, beautifully illustrated by Rachel Himes. You can have a listen by clicking HERE or clicking play below:

About the Book:
This is the true story of Lil Hardin Armstrong: pianist, composer, and bandleader in the early days of jazz. Ahead of her time, Lil made a career for herself--and for Louis Armstrong, her modest, unassuming husband. Louis might never have become the groundbreaking jazz player he was, if it hadn't been for Lil. Scat-inspired verse celebrates how Lil overcame race and gender barriers to become the first lady of the Chicago jazz scene.

About the Authors:
Acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell grew up in a musical family, became a concert dancer and choreographer, and married a jazz musician. When she hears Lil's music, she can't help but dance. Patricia's debut book, Josephine, received a Sibert Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. Her equally moving and powerful second book, Loving vs. Virginia, established Patricia as a commanding voice in children's literature.

Purchase this book for you and your readers here.

Show Notes:
  • Visit author Patricia Hruby Powell online here

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