Author Leda Schubert recommends Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King, written and illustrated by Bonnie Christensen. “Elvis was my first true love, only he didn’t know it. I used to pretend that a yardstick was a guitar, and I wore a pompadour. Really. I still play guitar, but now it’s real. Bonnie’s beautiful book captures what made Elvis Elvis—the man who brought Delta blues to white America and changed music forever—and in doing so brings him to a fresh young audience. Remember: You ain’t nothing but a hound dog.”
Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, 2015) is recommended for ages 6-10.
Be sure to check out Schubert’s books Monsieur Marceau, illustrated by Gérard DuBois (Porter/Roaring Brook, 2012); Ballet of the Elephants, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker (Roaring Brook, 2006); and the forthcoming Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing, illustrated by Raul Colon (Roaring Book Press).
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