Ella Fitzgerald, musician
April 25, 1917-June 15, 1996
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat Ella Fitzgerald by Roxanne Orgill, illustrated by Sean Qualls (Candlewick, 2010)
A poignant story of Fitzgerald’s youth and her determination to make a life with music. From “Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat” to “Rowdy-Dowdy High-Hat Baby,” Fitzgerald found much success.
The Official Website of Ella Fitzgerald offers a biography, achievements and fast facts about this First Lady of song.
Tito Puente, musician
Apr. 20, 1923-May 31, 2000
How We are Smart by W. Nikola-Lisa, illustrated by Sean Qualls (Lee & Low Books, 2006)
Known as “The Mambo King,” Puente played Latin jazz and mambo music.
Read more about the talented Puente on the Thomson/Gale site.