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Rock, Rosetta, rock!  Roll, Rosetta, roll!: presenting sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll  Cover Image Book Book

Rock, Rosetta, rock! Roll, Rosetta, roll!: presenting sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll

Bolden, Tonya (author.). Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062994387
  • ISBN: 0062994387
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]
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    • Recently Published: 5 / 5.0

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "Award-winning author Tonya Bolden and acclaimed illustrator R. Gregory Christie deliver an inspiring true story about the life, career, and impact of 20th-century blues and gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who was a trailblazer for rock-and-roll. Includes a timeline of Sister Rosetta Tharpe's life, author's note, and a list of sources. Before there was Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Johnny Cash, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The godmother of rock & roll started as a little girl from Arkansas with music in her air, in her hair, in her bones, wiggling her toes. With a big guitar in hand and a big voice in her soul, she grew into a rock & roll trailblazer in a time when women were rarely seen rocking out. Her guitar picking was like nobody else's!"--Publisher marketing.
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Tharpe, Rosetta 1915-1973 Biography
Blues musicians United States Biography
Gospel singers Juvenile literature
Women singers Juvenile literature
African American women Arkansas Juvenile literature
Rhythm and blues musicians
Gospel singers
African American women
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terryville Public Library.


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Terryville Public Library jB THARPE (Text) 34028154943204 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

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