Informational (nonfiction), 1,948 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 910L
Jazz is one of the most exciting, vital forms of music in the world today. Use this leveled reader to introduce your students to jazz artists from the past and present. Innovative, world-famous musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Wynton Marsalis are profiled in this passionate and informative exploration of jazz music.
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