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Hey, Charleston!

The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band

Hey, Charleston!( )
Author: Rockwell, Anne F.
Illustrator: Bootman, Colin
ISBN:978-0-7613-5565-6
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:Carolrhoda Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

What happened when a former slave took beat-up old instruments and gave them to a bunch of orphans? Thousands of futures got a little brighter and a great American art form was born. In 1891, Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins opened his orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina. He soon had hundreds of children and needed a way to support them. Jenkins asked townspeople to donate old band instruments-some of which had last played in the hands of Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. He...
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