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ISBN: 1934813044
Author: Michael Wenberg
Language: English
Publisher: WestSide Books; 1st edition (February 26, 2009)
Pages: 236
Category: Arts Music & Photography
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 856
Size Fb2: 1920 kb
Size ePub: 1702 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The summer of 1970 starts off badly for 13-year-old Maya.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Her mother has sent her to Seattle to stay with the grandmother she's never met; her father is reported MIA in the jungles of Vietnam; and angry Maya's determined to get back home.

The summer of 1969 starts off badly for 13-year-old Maya. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Michael Wenberg (Goodreads Author).

Michael Wenberg is a young adult author from Spokane, Washington

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Seattle Blues is a story of a thirteen-year-old African-American girl who is sent away to. .

Seattle Blues is a story of a thirteen-year-old African-American girl who is sent away to Seattle, Washington for the summer. 2010 Seattle Blues selected Best Book of the Year in the 12 - 14 age group by Bank Street School of Education. O'Neal, Dori (27 December 2010).

Seattle Blues' was picked a best book of the year by the Bank Street School of Education in 2009

Seattle Blues' was picked a best book of the year by the Bank Street School of Education in 2009. A highly regarded speaker in schools, Wenberg uses his trombone-playing to introduce children to his stories, reading, writing, and music. MICHAEL WENBERG is the author of the ebook, "The Last Eagle," a World War II adventure story, as well as ten ebooks for children, "Henri the Clown," "Stinky Dog," "The Tiger Wind," "The Boy Who Hated Flowers," "Captain Lewis's Dog," "Dognapped," "Oops," "Melba's Slide Trombone," "Tubby the Forgotten Tugboat", two young adult novels, "Stringz" (2010, Westside Books) and "Seattle Blues" (2009

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A Walla Walla writer’s novel for ages 12 and up, about a 13-year-old girl spending the summer of 1969 in Seattle with a grandmother she’s never met. Worries about her missing father (a soldier in Vietnam) and a friendship with an unusual boy next door are also part of the girl’s experience.

The summer of 1970 starts off badly for 13-year-old Maya. Her mother has sent her to Seattle to stay with the grandmother she's never met; her father is reported MIA in the jungles of Vietnam; and angry Maya's determined to get back home, even if it means running away. But slowly Maya begins to adjust, first befriending an autistic boy-and piano prodigy- living next door, and getting to know her grandmother. When Maya finds a trombone in the attic, she's mesmerized. She learns to play as her grandmother gradually unravels details of her past: Maya's grandfather was a famous jazz trombone player who died in a car crash, and her grandmother was a top jazz singer-who now only sings in church. Maya gradually adjusts to the prospect of life without her father, helps to mend mom's relationship with her grandmother, and takes the first steps to becoming an accomplished musician.

Comments:

Jothris
Set in the 1970s, Seattle Blues by Michael Wenberg is a great tween historical fiction novel. Maya has been sent to Seattle for the summer to stay with her grandmother, a woman she has never met or talked to before. Maya's mom is busy trying to finish college and her father is missing in action in Vietnam. Angry about her circumstances, things don't get off to a great start, as Maya tries to find ways to irritate her grandmother. Grandmother also has a new neighbor who Maya befriends. Although he is autistic, he is an amazing musician and the two develop a relationship as they make music together. Maya is able to find out more about jazz music and her grandfather, an accomplished musician as she takes trombone lessons, and seems gifted in the way that her grandparents and mother are. When the summer begins Maya is unable to accept that her father may not be coming home. She is certain that he will return one day and continues to write him letters. Despite her grandmother's attempt to talk to Maya about this she continues to remain in denial for a long time. This book focuses mostly on the relationships in Maya's life - hers with her mother, hers with her grandmother, with her neighbor instead of the time period it is set in. I really enjoyed this one- the time period, the place, and the focus of music while a girl learns where she came from.
Vizuru
It's 1970 and Maya, a 13 year old black girl, is confused and angry. She doesn't understand why her mother is sending her to spend the summer with a grandmother she doesn't know; she doesn't understand why her father is missing in action in South Vietnam; and she doesn't feel really loved or wanted by anyone. Over the summer we see Maya grow to appreciate the complexities of life as she befriends an autistic neighbor boy, Tommy,and as she gets to know her grandmother. Tommy and Maya discover a trombone in her grandmother's attic which leads to the discovery of her grandmother's musical past. Through music, Maya learns to heal, to love, and to deal with life. Ultimately, this really is a story about hope and beauty.

This is a book that touches on issues such as race, war, love, autism, and most importantly the healing strength of music. This is a great story - appropriate not only for young readers but for adults too.

I highly recommend this and agree with JD Smith - this would be a great movie!
White gold
13 year old Maya is angry as she's shipped off to live with a grandmother she doesn't know. From the moment Maya met Ruby at the bus station I was eager to see if these two generations would ever come together. Though Maya tried to get under her grandmother's skin, I was touched when these two feisty ladies found a way into each other's hearts by connecting with their family history rooted in jazz. Maya's relationship with autistic neighbor, Tommy, was sweet, sensitive and underscored by the power of music. Micheal Wenberg reminds us that it's never too late to forgive, repair relationships and love.
Hugighma
A great story, family, friends, loss and understanding with music as a theme and not just any kind of music but Blues. A warm and caring story. A great read.
Anasius
This novel explores the transformative nature of music learning as a young adolescent finds empowerment, peace, and love through interaction with her dead grandfather's trombone.

Set in the West Coast of the early 1970's, the protagonist shares many societal concerns of today's youth. Wenberg's writing adeptly brings the reader into the mind and the heart of a young girl who reluctantly leaves her home in San Francisco and travels by bus to Seattle to meet her grandmother for the first time.

This book could well be transposed into a film script. Here's hoping that Hollywood notices.
nadness
Not only did my 9 and 11 year old enjoy the book I did as well. Definitely would recommend to all!

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