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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
Author Katheryn Russell-Brown
Illustrator Frank Morrison
Lee & Low Books

ISBN-10:1600608981
ISBN-13: 9781600608988

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
Author Katheryn Russell-Brown
Illustrator Frank Morrison
Lee & Low Books

ISBN-10:1600608981
ISBN-13: 9781600608988
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Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family’s Majestic radio. 

At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba’s extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few.

Brimming with ebullience and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.
“Russell-Brown’s debut text has an innate musicality, mixing judicious use of onomatopoeia with often sonorous prose.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

“An excellent match of breezy text and dynamic illustrations tells an exhilarating story.”
—School Library Journal, starred review 

“Staccato rhythms pepper the fluid prose...
‘Blues, Jazz, and gospel danced in her head—the plink of a guitar, the hummmmm of a bass, the thrum-thrum of the drum.’”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review  

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