Ray Charles

Author Mathis, Sharon Bell.
Language English
Publisher
New York: Lee & Low Books, 2001




Annotation:

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Subjects :

  • African Americans
  • Musicians
  • Biography
  • Blind
  • Juvenile literature
  • Singers
  • People with disabilities

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Coretta Scott King Book Award, 1974 Winner United States
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award, 1974 Winner United States
  • Storytelling World Resource Award, 2004 Winner United States

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


158430281X, 9781584302810
Lee & Low Books Incorporated (New York:) 06.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 3.9
Accelerated Reader Points 1


999999
Lee & Low Books (New York:) 2001.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader Points 1

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 420
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 3
Accelerated Reader Points 3

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Reviews :

Jeanette Lambert (Children's Literature)
Life has not always been one of total darkness for Ray Charles, but life also has never been easy for him. When he was born in 1930, Ray Charles Robinson (who later dropped his surname to avoid being confused with the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson) could see. At the age of six, his diseased left eye had to be removed, and a year later blindness struck his other eye. His physical handicap did not deter his mother from instilling a spirit of independence and self-sufficiency in her son, sometimes to the chagrin of neighbors. This spirit enabled him to face the hard times that developed after he was orphaned at the age of 15 and had to strike out on his own, as well as to appreciate the good ones that accompanied his fame as a jazz musician. Originally published in 1973, this latest edition of Ray Charles is still engaging and includes updated information about the subject in a new introduction and afterword by the author. The text of the story has not changed dramatically. The charcoal drawings by the illustrator are still very moving and powerful, and they eloquently capture episodes in the life of Charles. This award winning book--the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards--will make a handsome addition to any juvenile biography collection. 2001 (orig. 1973), Lee & Low Books, $16.00. Ages 8 to 11.
(PUBLISHER: Lee & Low Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2001.)

CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 2002)
First published in 1973, this picture book biography was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, for its evocative black-and-white artwork by George Ford. Nearly 30 years later, both the text and pictures still stand as an outstanding introduction to the life of the great singer who faced personal and professional obstacles. Sharon Bell Mathis has added a new introduction and afterword to bring the material up to date. CCBC categories: New Editions of Old Favorites; Biography and Autobiography. 2001, Lee & Low, 40 pages, $16.00. Ages 7-10.
(PUBLISHER: Lee & Low Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2001.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Winner of both the Coretta Scott King Author Award and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis, illus. by George Ford, originally published in 1973, traces the star's surmounting of incredible obstacles to become one of the world's greatest jazz musicians. Ford's illustrations capture every emotional nuance, from Ray's disappointment at being tricked by classmates as a child, to his strength as a man, refusing to perform to segregated audiences. ( June)
(PUBLISHER: Lee & Low Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2001.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Lee & Low Books, 2001

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. (unpaged):
ML3930.C443 (782.42164/092)
1584300175
1584300183
9781584300175
9781584300182
Crowell, 1973

Media Type: Language Material
31 p.
(784/.092/4)
0021970106
9780021970100
New York: T.Y. Crowell, 1973

Media Type: Language Material
31 p.:
ML3930.C443 (784/.092/4)
0690670656
0690670664
9780690670653
9780690670660
New York: Lee & Low Books Incorporated, 06

Media Type: Language Material
40
ML3930.C443M4218 (782.42164)
9781584302810
158430281X

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