Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
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From awardwinning author Andrea Davis Pinkney comes the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world.Berry Gordy began Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from his family. He converted the garage of a residential house into a studio and recruited teenagers from the neighborhoodlike Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Rossto sing for his new label. Meanwhile, the country was on the brink of a cultural revolution, and one of the most powerful agents of change in the following decade would be this group of young black performers from urban Detroit. From Berry Gordy and his remarkable vision to the Civil Rights movement, from the behindthescenes musicians, choreographers, and song writers to the most famous recording artists of the century, Andrea Davis Pinkney takes readers on a Rhythm Ride through the story of Motown.

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29540 words29,540 words
176 pages176 pages
Lexile 1030LLexile 1030L
Grade 5 to 9Grade 5 to 9
Age 10-14Age 10-14
Published 2015Published 2015

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