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A Life of Song: The Story of Ella Jenkins (The First Lady of Children's Music)

This book is about Ella Jenkins
Immerse yourself in the inspiring journey of Ella Jenkins, a pivotal figure in children's music and an unsung hero of social justice, with "A Life of Song: The Story of Ella Jenkins (The First Lady of Children's Music)." Set against the backdrop of a segregated Chicago, this narrative unveils how Ella, influenced by jazz legends like Cab Calloway, harnessed her musical talents to bridge divides and advocate for equality. Her story transcends the stages of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, detailing her profound impact on educational equity and racial justice through her innovative approach to children's music. From her early days to her transformative cross-country tours, Ella used global sounds to foster unity and understanding, touching hearts in classrooms and living rooms alike. Scheduled for release on February 1, 2024, this biography is a must-read for elementary school readers eager to discover how one woman's love for music became a powerful catalyst for change. Will you join in her chorus for unity?
Published by Gloo Books on February 1, 2024
36 pages
ISBN: 9781737240433
Best for readers in Elementary School
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