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Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
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Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
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Feb 28, 2023 | ISBN 9780593571064

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Praise

★ ”Pinkney Barlow smartly uses lively onomatopoeia and crisp, textured collage art to layer the origins of the subject’s sound onto every page.”— Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Perhaps most impressive is the sense of place achieved by both text and art: Readers will truly feel as though they’ve visited Cotton Plant and met many of its animated, expressive denizens.”BookPage, starred review

“Barlow captures the delight of [Tharpe’s] voice in her new picture book.”—The New York Times

An inspiring story that may encourage others to pick up an instrument and make it speak.”—The Horn Book

“Speaks to all children with music in their heads while introducing an unjustly little-known pioneer.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[A] pitch-perfect picture-book biography. . . . This upbeat, harmonious portrait of the “Godmother of Rock and Roll” as a child hits all the right notes.”—Booklist

“An overdue narrative of one of early rock’s most influential figures.”—School Library Journal

“Fabulous.”—The Globe and Mail

“Onomatopoeia brings a playful rhythm as “Little Rosetta” finds inspiration in everyday moments, and her journey from novice musician to fluent guitarist is relayed with authentic struggles and self-doubt.” —The Bulletin

“’Little Rosetta’ finds inspiration in everyday moments, and her journey from novice musician to fluent guitarist is relayed with authentic struggles and self-doubt.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Awards

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION 2024

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