Book jacket image for Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow




Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar

Sister Rosetta Tharpe became known as the Godmother of Rock and Roll, and this picture book about her childhood is as jubilant as her music.

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Review of ‘Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar’

Author-illustrator Charnelle Pinkney Barlow’s Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar: The Musical Story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Woman Who Invented Rock and Roll is a beautifully written and impressively illustrated picture book that’s as jubilant as Tharpe’s music and will surely inspire readers to seek out her joyful recordings.

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