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The Blues

Birth of an American Sound

From the Set Journey to Freedom: The African American Library

By the last decades of the 1800s, America's first wholly black folk music--the blues--was being born all across the South. The Blues: Birth of an American Sound tells the story of the blues from the early call-and-response songs of enslaved workers to today's vibrant blues scene.

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  • Roots of the Blues
  • Freedom
  • Mississippi Delta Blues
  • Moving Out, Moving Up
  • The blues Makes a Name
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Further Information
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 781.643
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Number of Pages
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

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.

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.