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Ray Charles
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Janet Hubbard-Brown
  • From the Series: Black Americans of Achievement: Legacy Edition
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-001-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 782
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Pioneering musician Ray Charles was one of the first performers of soul music—a combination of gospel, jazz, country, and rhythm and blues. Born into poverty to a single mother, he overcame blindness, racism, and the deaths of his brother and mother to play 10,000 concerts and win 12 Grammy Awards over a 58-year career.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Janet Hubbard-Brown has written numerous books for children and young adults. She also teaches fiction, is a regular contributor to Vermont magazine, and is a freelance editor in Fayston, Vermont.

Reviews and Awards

"...go[es] beyond the typical personal information to provide some social history relevant to the subject's time. Captioned photographs and boxed inserts enhance the conversational texts."


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