My Family Plays Music
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award
Nominated for a Chickadee Award from the Maine Children's Choice Picture Book Project, 2004-2005.
“The multiracial family with its rainbow of skin tones is not only a lovely multicultural statement but also a vivid reflection of contemporary families and musical tastes.”
“More a celebration of sound than a story, this upbeat picture book explores 10 different types of music.”
“...rhythmic story...buoyant tempo.”
Colorfully illustrated by Elbrite Brown.
My Family Plays Music was inspired when my son, then three years old, asked me why he had a babysitter every Friday and Saturday night. He didn’t really understand when I explained that both his mom and dad played in a band on weekends, so I wrote this book to describe the joys of belonging to a musical family.