Written by Troy Andrews
Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music. (via Amazon)
Here are some conversation starters to get you and your little one talking about the book!
- Imagine you were at a concert, and the artist called you on stage. How would you feel? What would you perform? How do you think Troy felt when he was called on stage?
- If you could perform with any artist, who would you want to perform with?
- If you could play any instrument, which one would you want to play?