Ray Charles

by Sharon Bell Mathis and George Ford

First published in 1973, this picture book biography was the first recipient of the... read more

First published in 1973, this picture book biography was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, for its evocative black-and-white artwork by George Ford. Nearly 30 years later, both the text and pictures still stand as an outstanding introduction to the life of the great singer who faced personal and professional obstacles. Sharon Bell Mathis has added a new introduction and afterword to bring the material up to date. (Ages 7–10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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