Igus, Toyomi, Illus. by: Wood, Michele. I See the Rhythm (1998). Using a timeline, art, poetry, and a paragraph explanation of the artwork, this is a chronicle of the history, mood, and movement of African American music.
Isadora, Rachel, Illus. by: Isadora, Rachel. Ben's Trumpet (1979). Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but plays only on an imaginary instrument until one of the musicians in a neighborhood night club discovers his ambition.
Monceaux, Morgan. My Music, My People (1994) A collection of brief commentary on many African-American singers, composers, musicians, and bandleaders, and how the author first discovered them.
Myers, Walter Dean Illus. by: Myers, Christopher. Harlem : A Poem (1997)A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem.
Nelson, George. Hip Hop America.
Raschka, Chris. Charlie Parker Played Be Bop (1992). Introduces the famous saxophonist, Charlie Parker, and his style of jazz known as bebop.
Illus. by: Raschka, Christopher. Mysterious Thelonious (1997)
Matches the tones of the diatonic scale to the values of the color wheel in presenting a portrait of the work of the African-American jazz musician and composer of "Mysterioso."
Schroeder, Alan. Illus. by: Fuchs, Bernie. Carolina Shout ! (1995). Delia describes the music she hears in the cries of various vendors on the streets of Charleston, South Carolina.
Tramble, Nichelle. Dying Ground: A Hip Hop Noir Novel
Vibe. Hip Hop Divas.
Watkins, S. Craig. Representing:
Hip Hop culture and the production of black cinema
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