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The Children's Book Podcast

Sep 17, 2019

Illustrator Keith Henry Brown shares BIRTH OF THE COOL, which is written by Kathleen Cornell Berman. This picture book biography of the great jazz legend Miles Davis and his journey to find a sound that was beautifully and uniquely his own. That sound took him places. That sound was the birth of the cool. Keith’s depiction of Miles Davis is art that shouts music, and art that lives and breathes its subject matter. We follow Miles through childhood and into his formative years, through success to the threat of being forgotten to history and back out again on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival. It’s a story rich with means and desire and the reminder that we all have to face something in this life. You can access even more information about this book and its author by visiting Thank you to this week's sponsors: And to the generous support from our Patrons. You can support The Children's Book Podcast through: PayPal (one time donation of support) Patreon (sustaining support) --- Send in a voice message: