The Book Boys Retrace the Duke’s Footsteps
by Traci Swain
Introducing Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney to your class? Play this newsreel-style Book Boys video to help your students gain historical context for the Duke’s story.
This just in—Duke Ellington’s legacy is flourishing in New York City!
Book Boys News is live with a special segment inspired by Duke Ellington, a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor–winning picture book about the Piano Prince himself.
Max is on the scene, exploring historical locations in NYC with connections to the Duke and the Harlem Renaissance, including:
• The Cotton Club
• The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
What interesting figure from the Harlem Renaissance would your students like to meet, or what aspect of the period would they like to experience? Share with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
These three guys from different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs formed a book group. Each week, they choose a new book to read together. Then they meet, discuss, and create fun and entertaining videos to help kids discover—and relate to—titles offered by Scholastic Book Clubs.
While the Book Boys come from diverse backgrounds and were definitely different growing up, they all have one thing in common: they really want to get kids excited about books and reading.
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