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Raggin'

A Story about Scott Joplin

by (author) Barbara Mitchell

illustrated by Hetty Mitchell

Publisher
Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Jan 2003
Category
General, Cultural Heritage, Music
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780876145890
    Publish Date
    Jan 2003
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 8

Description

Scott Joplin came from a music-making family in Texarkana, Texas. As a small boy, he loved the lively, rhythmic African melodies and the soft, touching spirituals that he heard his father sing. By the age of twenty, Joplin had left home to make a living as a musician. Barbara Mitchell's Raggin' is the story of this talented composer/musician who overcame prejudice and hardship to create such favorites as "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer"--music that still makes people tap their toes.

About the authors

Barbara Mitchell is an author, speaker, and human resources consultant. She is the coauthor of The Big Book of HR, The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book, and The Essential HR Handbook. Most of her HR career was spent with Marriott International. Barbara is managing partner of The Mitchell Group and an innovative career transition coach.

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