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Music Was IT

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Music Was IT by Susan Goldman Rubin
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Feb 10, 2015 | 192 Pages
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    Feb 10, 2015 | 192 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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“…highly readable and inspiring…” – Booklist, starred review “An impeccably researched and told biography of Leonard Bernstein’s musical apprenticeship, from toddlerhood to his conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 25.”
–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Rubin spins [Leonard Bernstein’s] biography into a tale that reads as smoothly and compellingly as a novel.”
–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books * A Junior Library Guild Selection

* Bulletin Blue Ribbon

* Carter G. Woodson Book Award (Middle Grade)

* National Jewish Book Award finalist

* NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

* Sydney Taylor Book Award

* YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalist

Table Of Contents

Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..ix
1. Moynik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
2. In Love with a Piano . . . . . . . . . . 9
3. Crazed and Raging Fingers . . . . .21
4. Lenny the Showman . . . . . . . . . 33
5. Lenny at Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . .45
6. Genius Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..53
7. Crazy Artist Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . 57
8. November 14th . . . . . . . . . . . . ..63
9. Glimmering Possibility . . . . . . . ..73
10. Me? A Conductor? . . . . . . . . . .77
11. Work and Work and Work . . . . .85
12. What to Do Next? . . . . . . . . . . 103
13. On the Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
14. Suddenly Famous . . . . . . . . . . 125
Epilogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Lenny’s Music (includes Discography and Bibliography) . . . . . . . . .151
Sources of Quotations . . . . . . . . . .157
Photo Credits and Permissions . . . .169
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175

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