NEW ORLEANS — Renowned New Orleans musician Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is back with his second children’s book.
“The 5 O’Clock Band” was released Tuesday (June 19) and is an accompaniment to Andrews’ first book, “Trombone Shorty.” The first book, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award, was an autobiography that’s geared toward older children.
WHERE Y'AT? WHERE Y'AT? @Tromboneshorty and Bryan Collier's
companion to #TromboneShorty (2015) is officially out in the world! 🎶 #5OclockBand #bookbirthday https://t.co/IqGem5HBmu pic.twitter.com/37G3qFlvEW
— ABRAMS Kids (@abramskids) June 19, 2018
Here’s a brief summary of the new children’s book from the Abrams Books website:
“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.”
It is illustrated by Bryan Collier.
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