Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Music

Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Beyoncé, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Music changes over time, and new artists rise to fame with every generation. Black artists of the past and present have produced hit songs, won Grammy Awards, and written about difficult or challenging topics. Their creative styles have influenced other artists in a variety of genres, including pop, rap, and R&B. Celebrate artists such as Nina Simone, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Kendrick Lamar who have made notable achievements in music.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Biography, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF007040, JNF018010, JNF036020
Dewey 780.89/96073 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level W
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.