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.”
--School Library Journal
“...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.