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  • Published: 15 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781580893459
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Children
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $22.99

Music Was It

Young Leonard Bernstein



Beginning with Lenny’s childhood in Boston and ending with his triumphant conducting debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic when he was just twenty-five, Music Was IT draws readers into the energetic, passionate, challenging, music-filled life of young Leonard Bernstein. Archival photographs, mostly from the Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress, illustrate this fascinating biography, which also includes a foreword by Bernstein’s daughter Jamie. Extensive back matter includes biographies of important people in Bernstein’s life, as well as a discography of his music.

  • Published: 15 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781580893459
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Children
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Music Was It

"...highly readable and inspiring..." - Booklist, starred review "An impeccably researched and told biography of Leonard Bernstein’s musical apprenticeship, from toddlerhood to his conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 25." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Rubin spins [Leonard Bernstein's] biography into a tale that reads as smoothly and compellingly as a novel." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books * A Junior Library Guild Selection * Bulletin Blue Ribbon * Carter G. Woodson Book Award (Middle Grade) * National Jewish Book Award finalist * NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People * Sydney Taylor Book Award * YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalist

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