Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

About the Book

Review of Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

A review of the book from The Horn Book.

http://www.hbook.com/2014/11/choosing-books/reviews/review-of-little-melba-and-her-big-trombone/#_

 

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone  

A review of the book from the blog, Read It Real Good.

https://readitrealgood.com/2015/12/10/little-melba-and-her-big-trombone/

 

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone - Storyhour with author Katheryn Russell-Brown - YouTube

A read aloud with author Katherine Russell-Brown of the book Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiTmcJT7NJ8

 

Katheryn Russell-Brown

An author of the biography, including her other publications.

https://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/katheryn-russell-brown

 

The Back Story with Katheryn Russell-Brown

The author discusses the inspiration for writing Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

https://thebrownbookshelf.com/2014/09/08/the-back-story-with-katheryn-russell-brown/

 

Illustrator Frank Morrison Takes Us Behind the Art

Illustrator Frank Morrison explains his process of art making for Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

http://blog.leeandlow.com/2014/11/07/illustrator-frank-morrison-takes-us-behind-the-art-of-little-melba-and-her-big-trombone/

 

Frank Morrison

A short biography of illustrator Frank Morrison from Harper Collins Publisher.

https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-102989/frank-morrison

Articles For Reference

Reducing Stereotype Threat

An article explaining stereotype threat and its consequences.

http://reducingstereotypethreat.org/

Culture

Culture of the Southern United States - Wikipedia

A Wikipedia about the culture in the South.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_Southern_United_States

 

Know Southern History :: Culture

A site with links to information about Southern culture, manners, “language,” and more.

http://www.knowsouthernhistory.net/Culture/

 

Popular Culture

An article about popular culture in the 1930s.

https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/textbooks/boundless-u-s-history-textbook/the-new-deal-1933-1940-25/culture-in-the-thirties-197/popular-culture-1090-2508/

 

Social and Cultural Effects of the Depression

An article explaining the social and cultural effects of the Great Depression.

http://www.ushistory.org/us/48e.asp

 

Food

1930s Southern Food

A list of Southern food from the 1930s and their recipes.

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,1930s_southern_food,FF.html

 

Southern Food History

A brief article about the history of Southern Food.

http://www.southernfood.com/history.html

 

Geography

United States | National Geographic Kids

A country profile of the US from National Geographic Kids.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/united-states/#united-states-golden-gate-bridge.jpg

 

MrNussbaum.com - Fifty States for Kids

Maps, games, and more to use to teach kids about US geography.

http://mrnussbaum.com/fifty-states-for-kids/

 

Kansas City, Missouri - Wikipedia

A Wikipedia article about Kansas City, including information about its history, geography, and more.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City,_Missouri

 

Kansas City Missouri Stock Photos and Pictures | Getty Images

Photos of Kansas City from Getty Images.

http://www.gettyimages.com/photos/kansas-city---missouri?excludenudity=true&sort=mostpopular&mediatype=photography&phrase=kansas%20city%20-%20missouri

 

History

The Great Depression - History.com

An article and video about the Great Depression and its impact in the US.

http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression

 

US History: The Great Depression for Kids

A simpler article about the Great Depression.

http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_1900s/great_depression.php

 

Melba Liston - Wikipedia

A Wikipedia article about the musician Melba Liston.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melba_Liston

 

Melba Liston | The Girls In The Band

A biography of Melba Liston.

http://thegirlsintheband.com/2013/11/melba-liston/

Music

History of Jazz

A brief article/timeline of the history of jazz.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/history_of_jazz.htm

 

Jazz History Timeline | Preceden

A timeline of the history of jazz.

https://www.preceden.com/timelines/3242-jazz-history

 

Jazz Origins in New Orleans - National Park Service

An article about the origins of jazz.

https://www.nps.gov/jazz/learn/historyculture/history_early.htm

 

A Depression-Era Playlist

A list of popular songs from the 1930s.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-depression-era-playlist-143922723/

 

Jazz trombone | Curt’s Jazz Cafe

A biography of musician Melba Liston.

https://curtjazz.com/tag/jazz-trombone/

 

Melba Liston - Insomnia - YouTube

An audio clip of Melba Liston’s recording of Insomnia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qwFmRzEbcM

 

Melba Liston - “Start Swinging” - YouTube

A short video clip of Melba Liston performing in the All American Girl Band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZbvEWZtmZM

 

 

Teaching Activities

Book of the Month: Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Discussion ideas and extension activities to use in the classroom.

https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/assets/pdf/education-outreach/book-of-the-month-little-melba-and-her-big-trombone.pdf

 

TeachingBooks.net | Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Book and author resources for the book Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=40218&s=n&a=1

 

Think Outside the Box: Brainstorming About Gender Stereotypes

A lesson plan for teaching about gender stereotypes.

http://www.tolerance.org/lesson/think-outside-box-brainstorming-about-gender-stereotypes

 

Gender Shouldn’t Limit You!

A lesson plan for teaching about gender equity.

http://www.tolerance.org/activity/gender-shouldnt-limit-you

 

Teaching Kids to Break Down Gender Stereotypes

An article about how to teach kids to break down gender stereotypes.

http://choices.scholastic.com/blog/teaching-kids-break-down-gender-stereotypes

 

NEA - Black History Month Lessons & Resources

Lessons and resources to use in the K-5 classroom for Black History Month.

http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/bhm-curriculum-resources-gradesK-5.html