Ellington Was Not a Street — Perfect Picture Book Friday

Because  the observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (one of my earliest heroes) is this weekend, I wanted to choose a book for this Perfect Picture Book Friday that would honor that, while still featuring some connection to the arts, which is the broader theme of my work and my blog. Since so many musicians (and writers, actors, and others involved in the arts) were a part of the American civil rights movement, I didn’t have to look far. This book pays warm tribute to many of the men (yes, there are solely men highlighted in the book) who played a part in this era in history.