Jazz (20th Anniversary Edition)

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Jazz (20th Anniversary Edition) by Myers, Walter Dean; Myers, Christopher, 9780823448333
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  • ISBN: 9780823448333 | 0823448339
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/2/2025

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Featuring a new introduction from best-selling author Jacqueline Woodson, anew edition of the award-winning father-son collaboration that celebrates the great American art form.

One of TIME's 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Walter Dean Myers was one of the best-loved and most influential writers of his generation. Originally published 15 years ago, this Coretta Scott King Honoree Jazz now features a new introduction about the ground-breaking author written by his son, Christopher.

In this book that sings with the rhythm and wordplay of jazz, fifteen poems, are paired with bold, stylized illustrations of performers and dancers to convey the history and breadth of this unique musical style. From bebop to New Orleans, from ragtime to boogie, and every style in between, Jazz takes readers on a musical journey from jazz's beginnings to the present day.

The book includes a brief introductory essay about the history and form of jazz, as well as a timeline and glossary of jazz terms.

Coretta Scott King Award Honor for illustration
ALA Notable Children's Book
Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
Publishers Weekly's 100 Best Books of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice
Booklist Editor's Choice
Booklist Top Ten in Black History
Book Link's Best New Books for the Classroom
Golden Kite Award: Picture Book Text
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