Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by Barbara Alca
From the Little People, Big Dreams book series, this book highlights the life of jazz great, Ella Fitzgerald, the “First Lady of Song.” Growing up in New York during the Great Depression, Ella danced on the streets of Harlem to make enough money to survive. Ella’s musical career began after she won first prize in the Apollo Theater’s amateur talent competition. She went on to record over 2,000 songs and was the first African American woman to win a Grammy! Read more >>
Originally posted on April 8, 2019.