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Ellington Was Not a Street

Year

2017

Type

Children's Book
Ellington Was Not a Street
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In this children’s book, Kadir Nelson illustrates Ntozake Shange’s poem “Mood Indigo.” In the poem, Shange remembers her childhood home and the important cultural figures and innovators who gathered there, including W. E. B. DuBois, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie.

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