Leaving home when he was just 13, the young Russian immigrant struggled for several years before becoming the most successful composer of American pop music. “White Christmas” and “God Bless America” made him immortal.

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Masters of Music
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Age Level: 8-13
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A welcome and popular addition to both school and community library Music History collections for young readers. (Children’s Bookwatch)

Readers will enjoy hearing the stories behind such familiar songs as “White Christmas” and“God Bless America.” Numerous interesting facts and the inclusion of pertinent events from each era make for lively reading. For assignments, casual browsing, or required reading, this slim volume neatly fills the bill. (School Library Journal)