"But the many jazz and Beat poetry references, often used to set the historical context, ultimately come off as just a listing, rather than helping young readers understand the artists and their work. (Fiction. 12+)"
It's 1959 in New York City, and Alec Schuyler, 15, loves jazz, "from the stride piano of Earl Hines to the latest releases of Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk."
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