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Rock, Rosetta, rock!  Roll, Rosetta, roll!: presenting sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll  Cover Image Book Book

Rock, Rosetta, rock! Roll, Rosetta, roll!: presenting sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll / written by Tonya Bolden ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.

Bolden, Tonya, (author.). Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0062994387
  • ISBN: 9780062994387
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Award-winning author Tonya Bolden and acclaimed illustrator R. Gregory Christie deliver an inspiring true story about the life, career, and impact of 20th-century blues and gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who was a trailblazer for rock-and-roll. Includes a timeline of Sister Rosetta Tharpe's life, author's note, and a list of sources. Before there was Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Johnny Cash, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The godmother of rock & roll started as a little girl from Arkansas with music in her air, in her hair, in her bones, wiggling her toes. With a big guitar in hand and a big voice in her soul, she grew into a rock & roll trailblazer in a time when women were rarely seen rocking out. Her guitar picking was like nobody else's!"--Publisher marketing.
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Tharpe, Rosetta, 1915-1973 > Biography.
Blues musicians > United States > Biography.
Gospel singers > Juvenile literature.
Women singers > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Arkansas > Juvenile literature.
Rhythm and blues musicians.
Gospel singers.
African American women.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rowayton Library J 787.87 BOL (Text) 33625122949477 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

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