Satchmo’s Blues

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Young Louis Armstrong, “Satchmo,” longs to play the horn, but his family has no money for such things.  He was inspired to learn to play the coronet by listening to a local New Orleans jazz band.  He decides to earn the money himself by doing chores, running errands, and selling items. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)

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