Trombone Shorty

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Abrams Books for Young Readers
4.14.2015 * 40 pages
A True Tale with A Cherry On Top
Author: Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
Character: Trombone Shorty

Overview from the jacket flap:

“‘Who’s that playing out there?,’ Bo Diddley asked the New Orleans crowd. It was a small child who’d been nicknamed ‘Trombone Shorty’ because his trombone was twice as large as he was. Trombone Shorty was lifted in the air and carried through the audience until he reached the stage with Bo Diddley. He has been on stage ever since.
Hailing from the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, where music always floated in the air. Troy ‘Tromboe Shorty’ Andrews didn’t always have the money to buy an instrument, but he did have the dream to play music. This is the story of how he made his dream take flight.”

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