Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong’s Life in Jazz

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Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong’s Life in Jazz

by Mara Rockliff

Illustrations by Michele Wood

First Release:

March 2018

ISBN: 9781629795553

This book captures the story of “Hot Miss Lil” Hardin Armstrong, legendary jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader—and a female pioneer on the music stage. "About Lil. " Suggestions for listening. Time line. Author 's note. Bibliography. Historical photographs. Full-color illustrations done in acrylic paint.

  • ISBN: 9781629795553
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Calkins Creek
    Page Count: 32
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.5, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.2, Points: 3
    Lexile: Level: 670L
    Awards & Honors: CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: The Arts
    Genre: Nonfic
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