Charles Ives, musician
Oct. 20, 1874-May 19, 1954
What Charlie Heard by Mordicai Gerstein (Frances Foster/FSG, 2002)
A composer of innovative music, Charles Ives realized his dream at 77 years of age! What an inspiration. This is one of my all-time favorite picture book biographies.
Visit the Charles Ives Society web site for background information, works, and useful links.
Wanda Jackson, musician
Oct. 20, 1937-
Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George-Warren, illustrated by Laura Levine (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)
A performer at nine, Jackson sang country for years. Until she sang with Elvis. Then she became known as the Queen of Rockabilly.
At Wanda Jackson.com you'll find tour dates, photos, biographical info and the latest news on Jackson.