Trombone Shorty

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Trombone Shorty

by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

Illustrations by Bryan Collier

First Release:

August 2015

Other Release:

January 2016

ISBN: 9781419714658

2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner
“I was so small that sometimes I fell right over . . . because [the trombone] was so heavy.” Troy Andrews explains how he got his nickname as a young boy in New Orleans. Full-color illustrations created with pen and ink, watercolor, and collage.

  • ISBN: 9781419714658
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Abrams
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 10" x 10"
    Dewey Classification: 788.9
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.2, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.5, Points: 2
    Lexile: Level: 760L
    Awards & Honors: 2019 North Carolina Children's Book Award Final Nominee 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner
    2016 Caldecott Honor Book

    2015; Parents’ Choice 2015 Picture Books, Gold
    2016 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Book
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Younger Readers
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2
    2016 CCBC Choices–The Arts
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Elementary / Middle Grade Nonfiction
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Biography and Memoir
    Genre: Nonfic
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