April 20, 2018

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Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

Andrea Davis Pinkney. Roaring Brook.

Gr 5 Up–“The Groove” takes readers on a tour of the origins and demise of Motown, the musical powerhouse responsible for Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. Centering around Berry Gordy, the talented visionary and eventual mogul, the ingenious narration highlights the company’s humble beginnings, its successes and failures, and its place in sociocultural history. A well-researched and melodic ride.

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