Synopsis: When the Jazz Man played, Zeke thought about nothing else but the wonderful music that drifted from the bright yellow room scross the courtyard. He did not think about how his mother crept up and down five long flights of stairs every day to go to work. He did not think about the jobs he knew his father must work. He thought about just of the dreamy blues adding color to his drab world. How long will Zeke's dreams last when the Jazz Man leaves? (from the back of the book)
Review: I had no idea what to expect when I read this. It was like poetry. It was a story, but the emotions invoked, the words used, they wrapped around you like the Jazz Man's song. Brilliant and beautiful. I highly recommend.
Bookmarks: 7.5 of 10
Awards: Newbery Honor, 1967
ISBN: 0-689-71767-9 Date Finished: 1-24-2014 Pages: 42