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Extended Audio Sample Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History Audiobook, by Lesa Cline-Ransome Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome Narrator: Sean Crisden Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 ISBN: 9781633795228
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It wasn’t soft. It wasn’t black. It wasn’t sweet. It wasn’t white. It was swing. 

Brought together by the love of playing jazz music, Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman broke the color barrier in entertainment when they formed the Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa. This lush and lyrical picture book tells the story of how two musical prodigies from very different backgrounds—one a young black boy growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, the other the son of struggling Russian-Jewish immigrants from the west side of Chicago—were brought together by their love of music, and helped create the jazz style known as swing.

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About the Author

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the writer of many picture books. Her picture book biography titles include Satchel Paige, Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist, Young Pele: Soccer’s First Star, Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart, Before There Was Mozart and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Other titles are Quilt Alphabet, Quilt Counting and her newest is Light in the Darkness: A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret.

About the Narrator

Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor who has narrated audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance, and won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games, such as the award-winning ShadowGun, and has appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.