THE JAZZ KID
"Readers will get more of a feel for the music from Bontemps' Lonesome Boy (1955) or Hentoff's Jazz Country (1965), but Collier offers a convincing portrait of a feckless young person who's capable of fierce concentration when he's doing what matters to him. (Fiction. 11-14)"
When Paulie hears what his father calls ``that nigger music'' in a '20s Chicago club, it changes his life. Read full book review >