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Andrews, Troy.
New York : Abrams, 2015
IL K-3, RL 4.0
ISBN 1419714651

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Lots of kids have nicknames and this is the story of how Troy got his. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews grew up in New Orleans, a city bursting with music. Troy always loved to listen to the music in his city and Troy wanted to make music of his own. He and his friends even made their own instruments. Troy’s big brother played music, too. When Troy turned up at the parade playing an old trombone he found, his brother was proud and shouted out, “TROMBONE SHORTY!” because the trombone was twice his size. That nickname stuck with Troy as he grew into that trombone and into a famous musician traveling all across the world. But, Troy still loves coming home to play music in the city of New Orleans. WHERE Y’AT, Trombone Shorty!  (
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

Booktalk #2

This picture book autobiography of Troy Andrews is both entertaining and informative.  With Bryan Collier’s wonderful pictures, Troy shares his early life growing up in New Orleans and how music became such an important part of his life.    (Garden State Children's Book Awards, 2018)

SUBJECTS:   Andrews, Troy.
                        Jazz musicians.

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