Stephen Costanza’s book King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin shares the stunningly illustrated story of the King of Ragtime.
This biography shares Joplin’s life as you learn about his musical beginnings, mis mother supporting his craft, studying music in college, and publishing his first song ‘Maple Leaf Rag.’
An American composer and pianist, Scott Joplin laid the groundwork for Jazz, another American music form created and grounded in African-American culture.
This is a great resource for music teachers, teaching history, art and culture. It is also awesome for art teachers as an example of gouache & collage artwork.
Check out this book from your local library or purchase it from your local Black bookstore, links in the bio
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This book has dense text giving detailed information about Scott’s life.
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