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How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz

About the Book

How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz

Written by Jonah Winter, with illustrations by Keith Mallett

In this unusual and inventive picture book that riffs on the language and rhythms of old New Orleans, noted picture book biographer Jonah Winter turns his focus to one of America's early jazz heroes in this perfectly pitched book about Jelly Roll Morton.

Gorgeously illustrated by fine artist Keith Mallett, a newcomer to picture books, this biography will transport readers young and old to the musical, magical streets of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century.

How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz
Written by Jonah Winter, with illustrations by Keith Mallett

  • Publication Date: June 16, 2015
  • Genres: Children's, Music, Picture
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN-10: 1596439637
  • ISBN-13: 9781596439634