All that jazz…
The Little Piano Girl (Houghton Mifflin, 2010) is by sisters Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald. This historical picture book about Mary Lou Williams is illustrated by Giselle Potter.
At age 3 Mary Lou imitated a song her mother played. Soon she was playing to anyone who would listen and getting requests. Mary Lou became a famous jazz musician; this book shares her success with enjoyable rhythm.
Here’s Maryann’s website and Ann’s website. Recently this book was a finalist for SCBWI’s Crystal Kite awards. Woo Hoo!
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