Book Trailer Thursday: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SOUL

From author Susan Verde and illustrator Matthew Cordell comes a cheerful ode to the creative-at-heart.

With her school talent show approaching, the young protagonist of Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul (Abrams) muses upon the seemingly infinite ways to showcase her musical potential. Will it be through a psychedelic guitar solo, or her very own  symphony? Despite the fact that she might not have the tools of your average rock star, she’s got inspiration in spades. Verde’s spunky voice and Cordell’s scrawled illustrations are a triumph of energy and personality.

As Randall Enos writes in his Booklist review: “Cordell’s loose, sprawling artwork almost pours off the page—just as the music pours from the narrator’s head—and it’s well suited to Verde’s short, ebullient, and energetic rhyming text. Have materials for making sound on hand (the cruder the better) as this will unleash many rock ’n’ roll souls.”

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Ada Wolin is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a BFA in writing. If she's not reading, she's probably hanging out with her cats, listening to music (loudly), or watching old movies. Or some combination of the three.

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