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AgeEver since she was a young girl Lil Hardin played music with a beat She jammed at home at church and even at her first job in a music store At a time when women's only place in jazz was at the microphone L. In a picture book biography writer's have to make choices about what gets included and what doesn't This book left me wondering about some of those things left out Why was Louis Armstrong moving on Why did Lil try other things after the war Those were big life events and I wonder if there could be some way to deal with those elements On the plus side I especially liked the early sections of the book depicting Lil's discovery of jazz and how it attracted herLil's yellow dress is a great visual clue throughout the book and I loved the vibrant colors of the illustrationsI always struggle a bit with books that deal with historical musicians So many children simply don't have ANY experience with different forms of music that developed and prospered in the past Adults have this touch point but increasingly few young children do I do think Rockliff did a good job of providing a sense of what jazz is but I always wonder about the initial appeal to children The cover of this one is extremely appealing and that may be enough to lure them in

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Born to SwingIl earned a spot playing piano in Chicago's hottest band She went on to achieve fame as a bandleader and composer and swung with many of the greatest early jazz musicians including her husband Louis Armstrong. Middle elementary biography about Lil Hardin Armstrong Story takes the reader from childhood through her death The story flows well and the illustrations are brightly colored to hold a reader's interest

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Born to Swing Download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Award winning author Mara Rockliff and acclaimed illustrator Michele Wood capture the story of Hot Miss Lil Hardin Armstrong legendary jazz pianist composer and bandleader and a female pioneer on the music stageEver since she was a young girl Lil Hardin played music with a beat She jaAward winning author Mara Rockliff and acclaimed illustrator Michele Wood capture the story of Hot Miss Lil Hardin Armstrong legendary jazz pianist composer and bandleader and a female pioneer on the music st. Those that enjoy jazz music and are familiar with Louis Armstrong will enjoy this picture book biography about his wife Lil Hardin Armstrong In the early twentieth century women weren't encouraged to play jazz music Lil was trained to play classical music on the piano but she really enjoyed playing swing music After she grew up she moved from Memphis to Chicago and became a well known jazz musician before she met Louis Armstrong It was Lil that helped Louis become a famous trumpet player There are lots of interesting facts and gorgeous illustrations to help tell Lil's story While this book is a biography it was written in first person point of view This might be confusing to some young readers who might be tempted to think this is an autobiography According to the Author's Note at the end of the book Lil Hardin Armstrong didn't write this book of course But in a way she did Rockliff adds that Armstrong was working on a book about her life when she passed away that was never published Since Lil never got to tell her own story I tried to tell it as she might have chosen to I used many of her own words from the interviews she gave over the years The author also includes a list of some Lil Hardin Armstrong's songs that can be found online It might be fun to share some of this music with young readers as part of Lil's story