Louis Armstrong, musician
Aug. 4, 1901-July 6, 1971
If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Leonard Jenkins (Houghton Mifflin, 1997)
A jazzy story about achieving dreams. Illuminating artwork makes this book about "Satchmo" sing.
The Official Site of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives is well worth a visit.