Black History: Music Picture Books

Books On Songs and  Singing:

 What a Wonderful World

By: George David Weiss & Bob Thiele

Illustrated by: Ashley Bryan

Age Level: 3-6

Reading Level: Beginning Reader

This book  can be used while listening to Louis Armstrong’s famous recording of the timeless song. Children and adults will enjoy the colorful pictures.

Hush Songs by Joyce Carol Thomas (Aug 2, 2000)

A collection of African American Lullabies including music notation, pictures, and brief descriptions of many of the songs’ origin and uses.

All Night, All Day: A Child’s First Book of African American Spirituals

By: Ashley Bryan

Age Level: 3-6

Reading Level: Beginning Reader

When Marian Sang: The True Recital Of Marian Anderson, The Voice Of A Century 

by: Pam Munoz Ryan

Age Level: 6 and up

Books On Piano and Pianists:

Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum 

by: Robert Parker

Grades 2-4

The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend by Ann Ingalls, Maryann Macdonald and Giselle Potter

DUKE ELLINGTON, The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney (1999)
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