pdf Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies: Ella FitzgeraldAuthor Roxane Orgill – Bilb-weil.de

A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of Americas most beloved jazz singersWhen Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of s Yonkers, passersby said good bye to their loose change But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry, with raggedy clothes and often no place to spend the night, small change was not enough One amateur night at Harlems Apollo Theater, Ella made a discovery the dancing beat in her feet could travel up and out of her mouth in a powerful song and the feeling of being listened to was like a salve to her heart With lively prose, Roxane Orgill follows the gutsy Ella from school girl days to a featured spot with Chick Webbs band and all the way to her number one radio hit A Tisket, A Tasket Jazzy mixed media art by illustrator Sean Qualls brings the singers indomitable spirit to lifeBack matter includes resources for further information, and an index