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Greatly Expanded 2nd Edition of THE YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SURVIVAL GUIDE

“What a great book to have in a studio or rehearsal room, just waiting for young musicians to pick up and explore. Fascinating bits of advice from both professionals and student musicians fill every page.”
-- American Music Teacher

". . . filled with practical advice about how to find time to practice, how to calm down before playing in public, and how to handle that chatterbox who sits behind you at rehearsal."
-- The New York Times

"An excellent book to introduce young musicians to those who have traveled the path before them....An ideal gift...for any orchestra buff."
-- American Music Teacher

"An upbeat title that should find its way into every core music collection."
-- Center for Children's Books



“With clarity and passion, Amy Nathan portrays the struggle of everyday citizens to end racial segregation in Baltimore. This compelling history, for and about young people, is simple but profound like freedom itself.”
--Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the trilogy America in the King Years.

"A profoundly moving tribute to the intrepid unsung heroes who risked their lives to help bring an end to Baltimore’s Jim Crow Era. . . . the author seamlessly interweaves eyewitness accounts of the long effort to desegregate Gwynn Oak with descriptions of what was simultaneously transpiring elsewhere around the country in the Civil Rights Movement. "
--Kam Williams, syndicated columnist

“Amy Nathan's book describes the courageous struggle by blacks and whites to end discrimination in the park, the city and the nation. Youths who read this book will walk away with a clearer understanding of segregation and the valiant Americans who fought against this injustice.”
--Debra Newman Ham, Professor of History, Morgan State University

“Round And Round Together tells the inspiring story of how a generation of college and high school students provided the energy and enthusiasm that ended racial segregation in Baltimore’s Gwynn Oak Amusement Park and changed the direction of Maryland’s history.”
--James Henretta, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

The WASHINGTON POST on YANKEE DOODLE GALS: ". . . really sparkles when Nathan tells the stories of individual WASPs. Dozens of memorable black-and-white photographs showing the WASPs at work and play help round out this absorbing look at a group of gusty women who were ahead of their time."


"Young dancers will find inspiration in this collection of pros' tales... the subjects share the challenges they encountered in their rise to success."
--Dance Teacher magazine

"...a chatty and informative look at 16 dancers, their childhoods, their training and their professional lives."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Nathan has a knack for choosing genuinely original and informative aspects of the dancers' lives, and chapters are bedecked with sidebar tidbits."
--Center for Children's Books

"Meet the Dancers is a perfectly wonderful book for anyone who wants to understand why pursuing a career in dance is so demanding and rewarding."
--Amanda McKerrow, Former Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre



"An excellent book to introduce young musicians to those who have traveled the path before them....An ideal gift...for any orchestra buff."
-- American Music Teacher

"An upbeat title that should find its way into every core music collection."
-- Center for Children's Books


PBS's Judy Woodruff on COUNT ON US: "With vivid detail, Amy Nathan paints a picture that puts women where they belong -- not on the sidelines, but at the center of our nation's history. This fascinating book is for everyone who is interested in the American military, or in American women."

"Perfectly pitched to its target elementary audience . . . a good choice for elementary classrooms as part of a Civil Rights unit. A winner." KIRKUS Discoveries

AMY NATHAN
award-winning author of books on dance, music, women's history, civil rights — and on allowances and surviving homework, too!

On Amy Nathan's new book, ROUND AND ROUND TOGETHER:

“With clarity and passion, Amy Nathan portrays the struggle of everyday citizens to end racial segregation.”
--Taylor Branch, author of the trilogy, America in the King Years.



"A profoundly moving tribute to the intrepid unsung heroes who risked their lives to help bring an end to Baltimore’s Jim Crow Era. . . . with descriptions of what was simultaneously transpiring elsewhere around the country in the Civil Rights Movement. "
--Kam Williams, syndicated columnist


ROUND AND ROUND TOGETHER introduces a new "symbol" of the Civil Rights struggle and the hopefulness of the 1963 March on Washington where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech:
The new "symbol" is — the merry-go-round on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
ROUND AND ROUND TOGETHER tells its story.


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KidsBoookshelf.com review of ROUND AND ROUND TOGETHER

"This stunning book details the struggles of the 10-year protest movement to integrate an amusement park in Baltimore, Maryland. The story of the Gwynn Oak integration struggle is told in context of the civil rights movement. Jim Crow laws had made segregation legal in schools, stores, restaurants, and all public places. Civil rights leaders, students, and protestors struggled for many years in peaceful, nonviolent protests to change the laws and bring equality to all people. Full of facts, quotes, photographs, and personal stories this book should be read by students everywhere. (Young-Adult to Parents)"


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