Another of those books that’s aimed as much at parents as kids. In this case, Ella Queen of Jazz by Helen Hancocks.
Yes, this is the story of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald as told in children’s book format. Or if you want the official write-up:
Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. Ella and her fellas were on the way up! It seemed like nothing could stop her, until the biggest club in town refused to let her play… and all because of her colour. But when all hope seemed lost, little did Ella imagine that a Hollywood star would step in to help.
The inspiring, true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe was born – and how they worked together to overcome prejudice and adversity.
A hardback book, with 32 pages and suitable for ages 4 to 8. If you know someone who might appreciate it this Christmas, the book is available online for £8.16.
Find out more at the Amazon website