The Story of Ella Fitzgerald (The Story Of)

by Kathy Trusty (Author)

The Story of Ella Fitzgerald (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Ella Fitzgerald--a story about finding your voice, for kids ages 6 to 9

Ella Fitzgerald was one of the greatest singers of all time. Before she found her voice and changed the world of jazz music, she was a playful girl who wanted to become a dancer. Her life changed when people started noticing her beautiful singing voice, and she was soon hired as a singer in a famous jazz band. Explore how Ella went from being a young girl growing up in New York to an award-winning artist who made musical history.

This Ella Fitzgerald children's book includes:

  • Core curriculum--Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Ella's life, and take a quick quiz to test their knowledge.
  • Her lasting change--This Ella Fitzgerald biography explains her impact and how she changed the world for future generations.
  • Short chapters--Brief chapters divide Ella's story into smaller sections that inspire new readers to keep reading.

How will Ella's persistence and incredible talent inspire the child in your life?

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Review quotes

"This book is an easy-to-read, accurate, and straightforward depiction of the life of Ella Fitzgerald. The author immerses you in the history that it details, and it contains some pleasing and uncommonly known facts about Ella Fitzgerald and her contribution to music and to the world. Lastly, it encourages the reader to test knowledge and comprehension of what was read throughout. Highly recommended for readers of all ages." —Dr. Karin C. Gladney, college educator, mother, and grandmother

"Kathy Trusty's The Story of Ella Fitzgerald is excellent. It is well-researched with interesting facts. The questions geared to the young readers are well-crafted and offer them encouragement to pursue biographical histories. Well-done! Kudos to Ms. Trusty!" —Vivian B. Batts, retired educator, and short story and textbook writer

"I couldn't put this book down! It is an enjoyable and easy-to-read biography about Ella Fitzgerald. As an educator, I am most impressed with the ease with which the author included historical facts that coincided with Ella's timeline. Young readers will certainly benefit from the illustrations and text features." —Sandra Watson, early childhood and elementary education MSE

"A vibrant exploration of the life of Ella Fitzgerald! Easy to read to kids or for them to read independently with engaging illustrations and text features. A great tribute to the life of Fitzgerald, covering the history with grace and accuracy!" —Kenneth Burrows, director of Rap Opera for Kids, teacher, and educational content Creator

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
December 28, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Music
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
Library of Congress categories

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