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Who Was Louis Armstrong?

By Yona Zeblis McDonough

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), December 2004
ISBN: 0448433680
MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.
If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs'' Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong''s own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.
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