Books by Roxane Orgill

JAZZ DAY by Roxane Orgill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Teachers, librarians, jazz-loving families: take note. (author's note, thumbnail bios, note on the photograph's influence, source notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-13)"
In 21 poems, Orgill introduces Art Kane's iconic 1958 Harlem photograph to young readers, spotlighting many of the 57 jazz musicians pictured. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Effectively captures the rhythm and the zeitgeist of a special time and place not so long ago."
ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-winning music critic Orgill celebrates the Depression's big-band soundtrack. Read full book review >
FOOTWORK by Roxane Orgill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pair this with aural and visual treats from the performers' stellar careers. (selected bibliography of adult titles, selected discography, suggested films, television, website) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Focusing on Fred and Adele's childhood and acts, Orgill chronicles the siblings' hard work as child dancers on the vaudeville and small-time music-hall circuits. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A lively, informative, and enthusiastic title. (Nonfiction.12+)"
Music critic Orgill shares her love of music with her choice of women who influenced the music of their contemporaries and their successors, selecting the women according to her own aesthetic and experience in the music business. Read full book review >