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May.04.2013
  RJR readers, you rock! Here's why: A portion of the proceeds of every sale of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers goes to the NAMM Foundation's music-in-schools initiative, SupportMusic.com. As of today, you guys have raised...
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May.31.2012
Just learned from my editor that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers is a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Nominee. This award from the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American...
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May.23.2012
  To commemorate the late Bob Moog's 78th birthday, Google has created an interactive homepage doodle, a playable synthesizer called the "Moog Google Doodle."   Moog, who turned electric currents into sound with his modular, portable synthesizers, changed the way music was made and...
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May.14.2012
    Just learned from my editor that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' has made the Pennsylvania School Librarian Association Top 40 Nonfiction list for 2011-2012! Here's the group's kind words about the book: The stories behind eight American musical instruments come alive in...
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Jan.27.2012
Was thrilled to learn today that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers was named an ALA Notable Children's Book for 2012! As the American Library Association explains on its website: Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to...
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Nov.04.2011
I was delighted to learn today that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers is a nominee for the 2012 Children's Choice Awards of the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Library Association. Finalists will be determined by the votes of teachers and...
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Aug.12.2011
Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle               Received this lovely blurb of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' from Christina Orr-Cahall, CEO and director of Seattle's Experience Music Project: Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' provides an excellent introduction not only to the history of American instrument...
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Jul.20.2011
Fun review of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers from The Reading Tub—two thumbs-up from big kid and little kid! Thanks, guys!
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May.13.2011
Another review of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers for which I'm totally grateful, this one from School Library Journal: Music lovers and history buffs will find this wonderful compilation both informative and fascinating. Reading about the individuals...
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May.09.2011
Nice review of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers from the Chicago Tribune, summed up in the final line: "Eight chapters done with this depth and breadth make the volume quite remarkable and exciting." I'm honored! Thanks so much, Chicago Tribune!