Sonny's Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove

Sonny's Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove

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Coming May 21, 2019. Preorder now!

By: Barry Wittenstein / Illustrated by: Keith Mallett

A groovy bebop bio of legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

Sonny Rollins is one of the most prolific sax players in the history of jazz, but in 1959, at the height of his career, he vanished from the scene. His return to music was an interesting journey - with a long detour on the Williamsburg Bridge. Too loud to practice in his apartment, Rollins played on the New York City landmark for two years among the cacophony of the traffic and the stares of bystanders. Then in 1962, Rollins went back to the studio and recorded arguably his best album to date: The Bridge. Told with a jazz edge to the rhyming text, young readers will be inspired by the genius of this jazz legend. 

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Barry Wittenstein, author

Barry Wittenstein has worked at CBS Records, CBS News, and was a web editor and writer for Major League Baseball. He is now a New York City elementary-school substitute teacher and children's author. He is the author of The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: The True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) and Waiting for Pumpsie. Barry lives in the Bronx. 

Keith Mallett, illustrator

Keith Mallett studied art at Hunter College in New York City. Keith's work was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's historic breakthrough into major league baseball, has graced the cover of Chicken Soup for the African American Soul, and has been featured in many movies and TV shows. He is the illustrator of Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee and How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz. Keith lives in San Diego, California. 

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-881-2

ISBN: 978-1-63289-738-1 EPUB

ISBN: 978-1-63289-739-8 PDF

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Ages: 6-9
Page count: 40
10 x 10 

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