The Music In George’s Head reminds me of The Noisy Paint Box except for the fact that Gershwin’s family supported his art. Besides his revolutionary style and seemingly similar blue period, I wonder if he also had synesthesia. His ability to absorb music from all around him makes me think so. The text and fonts throughout reflect what is being communicated. For example, unpredictable is fonted rather unpredictably. Complete with the author’s note, illustrator’s note, timeline and bibliography, The Music In George’s Head was well researched and composed.
Similar to my review of Cloth Lullaby, this review was completed prior to a trip to Washington DC. One of the parts of my trip was a tour with the official historian of the Library of Congress. And what should I find in the LOC but a room dedicated to George Gershwin! Here’s his piano.
Title: The Music In George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue
Author: Suzanne Slade
Published 2016 by Calkins Creek
This copy was received from the publisher to review.