Annotations for Sweethearts of Rhythm : The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World


Baker & Taylor
A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.

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Baker & Taylor
Despite the Jim Crow laws and discrimination they faced as women, this interracial, all-female jazz band broke out of their native Mississippi and hit the road with their unique sound to become one of the most famous bands of the 1940s.

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Penguin Putnam
In the 1940s, as the world was at war, a remarkable jazz band performed on the American home front. This all-female band, originating from a boarding school in the heart of Mississippi, found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war. They dared to be an interracial group despite the cruelties of Jim Crow laws, and they dared to assert their talents though they were women in a ?man?s? profession. Told in thought-provoking poems and arresting images, this unusual look at our nation?s history is deep and inspiring.



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