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Before John Was a Jazz Giant : A Song of John Coltrane


A lyrical picture book biography of John Coltrane that focuses on his childhood.

Before John was a jazz giant . . .

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear, growing up in the south during the 1930s: church songs, preachers praying, music on the radio, and the bustling of the household. John was surrounded by all kinds of vivid noises that shaped his own sound as a musician.

With vibrant words and glowing colors, Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls compose an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.


By Carole Boston Weatherford, Sean Qualls (Illustrated by)
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