The 5 O'Clock Band
Why You Should Read This
Based on the author's childhood experience, The 5 O'Clock Band provides a loving introduction to New Orleans culture. The story emphasizes the importance of tradition, love, and dedication. If you want to encourage a child to follow the beat of their own drum—this is the book for you.
Best for ages 4-8
About the Book
In this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a tour of his beloved New Orleans. After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader. He hits the streets of New Orleans to find some answers and soak up inspiration. Along the way he’ll meet street musicians, a favorite restaurant owner, and the famous Mardi Gras Indians. Each has some NOLA-bred wisdom to share with Shorty about being an artist, a leader, and a friend. In The 5 O’Clock Band, Troy Andrews has crafted another unforgettable love letter to New Orleans illustrated by the incomparable Bryan Collier.
About the Author
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is a Grammy-nominated and Heinz Award–winning musician who leads his band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He lives in New Orleans. Bryan Collier is a renowned illustrator who has won four Caldecott Honors, three Coretta Scott King honors, and six Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives in Marlborough, New York.
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