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Hey, Charleston! : the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band / Anne Rockwell ; illustrations by Colin Bootman.

Rockwell, Anne F. (author.). Bootman, Colin, (illustrator.).
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  • 19 of 19 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 19 total copies.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main JUV 784.4 ROC (Text) 36803001049324 NONFIC-J Available -
Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston J 784.4 ROC (Text) 38209000813090 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora J 784.4 ROC (Text) 50825010636651 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL E 784.4 ROC (Text) 38217000641114 Easy Nonfiction Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett JPIC MUSIC & DANCING (Text) 30010170693660 Juvenile Picture Books Available -
Hamilton North PL - Atlanta Branch PIC.a Rockwell, Anne (Text) 78294000247105 J Picture Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch J 784.4.c Rockwell, Anne (Text) 78294000246642 J Non-Fiction Available -
Melton PL - Melton PIC 784.4 ROC (Text) 79591000082373 Picture Book-Nonfiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Bookmobile JE784.4 ROCK (Text) 39231032714392 Bookmobile Stacks--Childrens' Non-fiction Collection Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle JE784.4 ROCK (Text) 39231032987709 Children's Non-Fiction Collection Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780761355656 (library binding : alkaline paper) :
  • ISBN: 0761355650 (library binding : alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Color illustrations on end papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"What happened when a former slave took beat-up old instruments and gave them to a bunch of orphans? Thousands of futures got a little brighter and a great American art form was born. In 1891, Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins opened his orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina. He soon had hundreds of children and needed a way to support them. Jenkins asked townspeople to donate old band instruments - some of which had last played in the hands of Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. He found teachers to show the kids how to play. Soon the orphanage had a band. And what a band it was. The Jenkins Orphanage Band caused a sensation on the streets of Charleston. People called the band's style of music 'rag' - a rhythm inspired by the African-American people who lived on the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The children performed as far away as Paris and London, and they earned enough money to support the orphanage that still exists today. They also helped launch the music we now know as jazz. Hey, Charleston! is the story of the kind man who gave America 'some rag' and so much more."--Jacket flap.
Target Audience Note:
1040 Lexile.
Subject: Jenkins' Orphanage Band > Juvenile literature.
African American musicians > South Carolina > Charleston > Juvenile literature.
Orphans > South Carolina > Charleston > Juvenile literature.
Bands (Music) > South Carolina > Charleston > Juvenile literature.

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