Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane's Musical Journey

Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane's Musical Journey

John Coltrane lived in a world full of music. He heard it at church, and especially at home. When his father, grandfather, and grandmother all died within a short time, he wasn’t sure life could ever be okay again. His family had no money, but John turned to music to fill the hole where his Papa...

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X

X

Before he was X, Malcolm had many titles: son, brother, Negro, dancer, Detroit Red, and thief. This novel explores Malcolm’s early years before he became one of the most influential civil rights activists. Haunted from an early age by the injustice of his father’s assassination and his mother’s confinement in a mental institution, Malcolm quickly learned street survival skills. He leaves Lansing, Michigan for the progressive Roxbury neighborhood of Brooklyn and falls in love with the dancing clubs, zoot suits, and “cool cat” hustlers. He sheds his small-town identity...

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The Game of Love and Death

The Game of Love and Death

Love and Death are two immortal, personified characters whose game selects two players with only one possible outcome: love or death. Both Love and Death are allowed to manipulate circumstances in this game, but cannot interfere with the two selected players themselves. In this game, Love and Death have selected Flora, a lower class orphaned black girl who sings Jazz at her late parent's nightclub but dreams to fly airplanes, and Henry, an also orphaned middle class white boy who has everything going in his favor with school and sports. When Flora and Henry meet, they fall instantly into a love deeper than they could imagine...

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Herman and Rosie

Herman and Rosie

Herman Schubert and Rosie Bloom live in a very busy city in two very small apartments. Herman plays the oboe and likes watching films about the ocean. Rosie likes to sing and watch films about the ocean. They both like living in the big city, but sometimes it can be a lonely place to be by themselves. Although Herman occasionally plays oboe and Rosie hears it, and sometimes Rosie sings and Herman hears it, they never meet...

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