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From the Set Journey to Freedom: The African American Library
Nicknamed the Prince of Darkness, jazz trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis was one of the brightest lights in the jazz world. Miles Davis: Jazz Master introduces readers to this talented but troubled jazz visionary and his music.
- "Little Davis"
- Jazz Changes
- Worldwide Fame
- Further Information
A noteworthy review of Journey to Freedom: The African American Library from Book Links on November 1, 2005
With an open design, clear text, and abundant illustrations, this series includes biographies of both famous and lesser-known figures as well as books on key events and groups in African American history. This is a recommended nonfiction series.
A noteworthy review of Journey to Freedom: The African American Library from School Library Journal on August 1, 2005
Three quality titles both in content and design. Cunningham describes the many successes that led to Rice’s current position as secretary of state. Dell discusses Davis’s battle with herion addiction and his difficult personality, as well as his development as a performer and his fame. Somervill chronicles the battle for desegregation during the 1950s. She tells how Linda Brown’s father fought for the right to send his daughter to Sumner Elementary School in Topeka and his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court when the lawsuit failed in the U.S. District Court of Kansas. Chapters explain some of the laws that restricted the rights of African Americans as well as differences in the quality of education blacks and whites received. Excellent historical and current photos enhance the easy-to-read texts on every spread.
Author: Pamela Dell
Pamela Dell has been writing for kids since the late 1980's, including work in both print and interactive multimedia. In the mid-1990's, she became one of the founders of Purple Moon, a highly acclaimed interactive game company for girls. As part of her role there, Pamela created the characters and scripts for the company's multiple-award winning Rockett CD-Rom game series. She has also produced work, both fiction and nonfiction, for clients such as Mattel, Carus Publishing, World Book Encyclopedia, Children's Press, Plan B Enterprises, Addictive Media, and the University of California, among others...subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.