The 5 O’Clock Band
by Troy Andrews, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Publication Date: Jun 19, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe
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In this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winning Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a tour of his beloved New Orleans. After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader. He hits the streets of New Orleans to find some answers and soak up inspiration. Along the way he’ll meet street musicians, a favorite restaurant owner, and the famous Mardi Gras Indians. Each has some NOLA-bred wisdom to share with Shorty about being an artist, a leader, and a friend. In The 5 O’Clock Band, Troy Andrews has crafted another unforgettable love letter to New Orleans illustrated by the incomparable Bryan Collier.
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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