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These books include some fiction, but for the most part they are based on real life jazz musicians. Jazz Age Josephine is another wonderful picture book about the iconic singer.A Josephine Baker overcame a difficult childhood, pushed back against racist entertainment policies and dazzled audiences with her dancing. Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine BakerA is a splendid book about the singer for kids ages 7 and up, although I read it aloud to my 5 year old and he liked it, too. Harlema€™s Little Blackbird by Renee WatsonA isA the story of singer Florence Mills, who used her fame to fight for civil rights in the 1920s. Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald is the story of Ella as a young teenager until her big break withA A Tisket A Tasket at the age of 21. December 11, 2013 by Kenna GriffinMy goal to read 100 books in 2013 is in the books (pun intended)! I’ve read six books so far this month, making my goal with a few to spare and far ahead of my deadline. Regardless of reaching my goal, I have decided to continue reading at my current pace until Jan. Prof KRG aims to create an ongoing educational dialogue among media professionals, students and educators. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (effective January 1, 2014) and Privacy Policy (effective January 1, 2014). Historian Anna-Lisa Cox visits the cemetery in Covert, where gravestones help tell the town's story of racial harmony over generations. A photograph of a school dance in the 1950s offers more evidence of how the people of Covert socialized together at a time when most of the rest of the nation was racially divided.
On the Midwestern frontier in the 1860s, the settlers of Covert, Mich., lived as peers, friends and sometimes even kin. Join Paul Hollywood for a personal tour around the regions of Britain and discover the charming history of their finest baked delights. The son of a baker, Paul Hollywood has shot to fame with his role as a judge on The Great British Bake Off. Paul Hollywood started his training as a baker aged twelve and then went to art college and trained as a sculptor. She now posted the December portraits of the boys and girls on her blog and they are fantastic! They tend to have wonderful, rhythmic text, colorful and dynamic illustrations, and best of all, these wonderful jazz picture books will introduce your kids to one of the few music forms that originated in North America. Troy Andrews wrote thisA autobiographical picture book about how he grew up in a music-rich environment and when he found a broken instrument he started playing the trombone, he earned the nickname, Trombone Shorty. The swinging, jazzy text tells the story of Puente’s life from the time when he was a small child banging out catchy rhythms on pots and pans through his time in the Navy, at Julliard, all the way to the end of his career when he was recognized with 5 Grammys.
Wintera€™s spirited text and Pricemana€™s lively, jazzy illustrations, brings Josephinea€™s particular brand of joyful performance to life. In 1958 an eclectic group of jazz musicians from the famous to the up-and-coming to the just-starting-out gathered together in Harlem and a famous photograph was born. A charming story about little known musician Melba Doretta Liston who taught herself to play the trombone when she was only 7!
She was well-known for her compassion for the less-fortunate and for helping to advance the careers other African-American performers who faced profound racism.
Although I did like the book, and especially Quallsa€™ illustrations, it falls into the trap of a lot of picture book biographies. Books that I read for class (Blog, Inc., for example) or research (Secondary Traumatic Stress, for example) took longer to finish.
I’m absolutely going to continue being intentional about make time for all types of reading. I promise that I only recommend products or services I use personally and think will provide you value.
Or set a limit on how many can count toward your total? I just discovered your blog and this challenge, and I think I'm going to take it up as a challenge to myself in 2014. You could focus on a genre to make it more challenging or leave out academic books (read more of your "trash" novels that you love). I teach classes including those on writing, reporting, media law, media ethics, social media marketing, and public relations. Unlike the anonymous inventors of such American staples as the hot dog, the grilled-cheese sandwich, and the milkshake, the creator of the chocolate-chip cookie has always been known to us. Your California Privacy Rights The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast.


When Dawson Pompey was elected highway overseer in 1868 -- defying laws against blacks holding such an office -- he might have managed an operation much like this, supervising white men. Paul will show you the secrets behind the recipes and how to create them in your own kitchen - and, in his inimitable style, he'll apply a signature twist. He worked as Head Baker at exclusive hotels including Cliveden and the Dorchester and he went on to launch The Paul Hollywood Artisan Bread Company, which now supplies Harrods among others. The love of working with his hands finally led him into creating new, unique and specialty breads full-time. You do not have to be jazz fans to enjoy these books, but I bet you will be be-bopping by the end of each read!
WhenA my kids were babies and toddlers they loved listening to the jazzy, onomatopoeic text.
Rather, it is inspired by the life of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl.
This is the story, told in verse of how a graphic art designer at Esquire magazine, managed get this amazing photo.
The text is what you might expect from a picture book: rhythmic, poetic, expressive (just like Josephine, really) but its 100 pages are divided into chapters based specific periods of her life. This is an extremely well-written jazz picture book about a musician you will wish you had known about much, much earlier!
Unfortunately, since I do most of this type of reading before I go to sleep, this means a lot of late nights fighting to stay awake so I can read what happens next.
I’m not exactly sure how to find the balance when there are only so many hours in the day.
Ruth Wakefield, who ran the popular Toll House restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts, with her husband, Kenneth, from 1930 to 1967, brought the Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie into being in the late nineteen-thirties.
Rich with beautiful recipe photography, maps and illustrations, here is the ultimate collection of British bakes from the UKs favourite artisan baker. He has worked as Head Baker at several renowned hotels and is the founder of the Hollywood Company Deli, which supplies his own breads to top London restaurants and supermarkets.Paul has recently appeared as a guest on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Lorraine and The Jonathan Ross Show. Millo bucked Cuba’s taboo against female drummers and became a famous musician, even playing the bongos at a birthday celebration for FDR.
One day, a few kids tease Ben but a musician comes to the rescue and invitesA Ben to practice on a real trumpet at the club.
I love this book about a boy who starts to beat out musical patterns with two sticks he finds during a breezy day. There are a lot of details and I think the book could offer more of an introduction to the famous singer if it was easier to sit though. I also probably only read these during times when I was able to focus completely (aka: when it was quiet). Maybe that should be my challenge for next year—100 books without audiobooks.Thanks, Lauri, for taking the time to read and comment.
I'm not sure I could remember how many of my 100 books were audiobooks, but I average a couple a month, so I would say at least 25.
This is a lovely classic book about how a passion for music can enrich lives, inspire the imagination and bring people together. I'm now on my 26th book read in the traditional manner, so I'll be able to finish my goal, possibly with another to spare.I will do this again next year, but as you are planning, I am going to increase my number and count audio books as a specific percentage of my total.
Perhaps I should take that into account when I'm setting next year's goal.Thanks for reading and commenting.
There are hardscrabble pioneers and a lumberman whose tombstone has been cast from a tree trunk. There is so much information about the singer in this book, but it is never dry and quite honestly, I found it quite suspenseful! However, even though I had no challenge, I also pushed through two books that were difficult. I often get audio books for those I know I'd never actually sit down with yet still want to "read."Thanks again for introducing me to this challenge. The cemetery is one of very few in the country where black and white Civil War veterans lie together. On March 20, 1939, Wakefield gave Nestlé the right to use her cookie recipe and the Toll House name.
A set of often-repeated creation myths have grown up around the country’s favorite baked good. The most frequently reproduced story is that Wakefield unexpectedly ran out of nuts for a regular ice-cream cookie recipe and, in desperation, replaced them with chunks chopped out of a bar of Nestl&#233 bittersweet chocolate.
Wyman argues, persuasively, that Wakefield, who had a degree in household arts and a reputation for perfectionism, would not have allowed her restaurant, which was famed for its desserts, to run out of such essential ingredients as bakers’ chocolate or nuts.
It was, quite simply, tough frontier, and somehow it was a place where individuals laid the foundation for a culture of trust in one another. In a single inexpensive hand-held serving, it contained the very richness and comfort that millions of people were forced to live without in the late nineteen-thirties.


Ingesting a warm chocolate-chip cookie offered the eaters a brief respite from their quotidian woe.
Toll House cookies were a common constituent in care packages shipped to American soldiers overseas.
From 1830 to 1850, more than 30,000 blacks walked out of the South in search of a new life on the Midwestern frontier. The Toll House restaurant’s gift shop alone sent thousands of cookies to uniformed servicemen abroad. In the nineteen-fifties, both Nestlé and Pillsbury began selling refrigerated chocolate-chip-cookie dough in supermarkets. The Baby Boom generation, which had been raised on the Toll House cookie, sought to recapture the original taste of these homemade treats in stores that sold fresh-baked cookies.
Fields, and David’s Cookies all opened their first stores in the seventies, and prospered in the eighties. By the middle of that decade, there were more than twelve hundred cookie stands in business across the country. Amos set up his first cookie stand on Sunset Boulevard in 1975 with funding from Marvin Gaye, among others.
He may have found his way to the cover of Time magazine, but between 1985 and 1989 ownership of Famous Amos changed hands four times, leaving Wally Amos with less and less of a stake in the company that he started. There came the Chipwich, the Taste of Nature Cookie Dough Bite, and the Pookie (a pie coated with chocolate-chip-cookie dough). The idea came from an anonymous note left by a customer and was soon in high demand in their neighboring outlets. By 1991, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough replaced Heath Bar Crunch as the company’s bestselling product. My mother, who went on to become a pastry chef, often made cookies from scratch during my childhood, but lately, like many Americans, I have come to rely on Pepperidge Farms and Costco to do my baking for me. Wyman’s book sent me back into the kitchen, where I baked several batches of chocolate-chip cookies from scratch while writing this post. In Indiana, even black Civil War vets were prohibited from returning home if they did not follow the letter of the law.
Leite advocated baking larger cookies than Wakefield’s in order to produce a more appealing variety of textures.
And while it kills spontaneity, his suggestion, gleaned from professional chefs, of letting the dough cool in a refrigerator for thirty-six hours before baking, is an invaluable one. But as the historian Cox notes, Aldophus Sherburn quietly made a radical choice: He entered the black children's names without mentioning their race. What comes out will still be recognizable as a chocolate-chip cookie and, most likely, it will taste good. It will go well with milk, sure, and coffee and tea, but I’m here to tell you that it will also taste great with red wine or whiskey.
It seems that the only thing you can’t do to a cookie, as Malcolm Gladwell discovered in 2005, is make it healthy.
In its ability to absorb such a heterogeneous list of ingredients and still retain its identity and appeal, the chocolate-chip cookie is representative of the aspirations of the country for which it has become the preferred treat. Wakefield’s pecan rolls, Boston cream pie, and Indian pudding were enormously popular before being supplanted by the Toll House cookie. The authorities in Whitman required the fast-food restaurant include a small museum to Wakefield and the Toll House on its premises. In other words, it was exactly the kind of frontier town that easily turned ugly toward blacks. Next time you’re on the road between Boston and New Bedford, drop in and have a look. He wanted to be a highway overseer in the Covert Township, where roads were raw and hacked through the forest. Through the years there were black highway overseers, black election inspectors, black township board members, a constable, a drain commissioner and in 1875, the first black justice of the peace elected in the state of Michigan.
And I think that was a lesson and he told my mother about it, and the rest of his family." Braving Turbulent Times Across the Midwest in the early 1890s, a wave of lynchings was taking place.
Ferguson that separate-but-equal treatment was constitutional, effectively clearing the way for segregation to become the law of the land and formalizing a racist, bitter status quo which haunts the United States to this day. Your old friend, Catherine Pompey." By now, the pioneers of interracial friendship in Covert were passing on, but the culture of those friendships survived. My mother loved them and they loved my mother." Autograph books from Covert's school attest to the warm exchanges between black and white students. She can tell you exactly how many miles it is from the front door of her bungalow on Chicago's South Side to Covert: 107 miles.



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