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Sonny Rollins Plays the Bridge



by
Gary Golio
illustrated by
James Ransome

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Nancy Paulsen
ISBN
9781984813664
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
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City Elementary

James Ransome’s glorious art celebrates jazz icon Sonny Rollins and how he found an inspired spot to practice his saxophone when his neighbors complained.

Sonny Rollins loved his saxophone. As a teenager, he was already playing with jazz stars and making a name for himself. But in 1959, at age twenty-nine, he took a break from performing—to work on being a better, not just famous, musician. Practicing in a city apartment didn’t please the neighbors, so Sonny found a surprising alternative—the Williamsburg Bridge. There, with his head in the clouds and foghorns for company, Sonny could play to his heart’s content and perfect his craft. It was a bold choice, for a bold young man and musician.

Sonny’s passion for music comes alive in jazzy text and vivid, evocative paintings of New York City. His story celebrates striving to be your very best self, an inspiration to music lovers young and old.“Who Is Sonny Rollins?” “The Bridge.” “Sonny’s Words.” Black-and-white photograph. Full-color illustrations were done in watercolors and collage. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

9" x 10 1/2"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry

Topics

Sonny Rollins (1930– ). US jazz musicians. Saxophonists. Saxophones. New York City. Williamsburg Bridge. 

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