In 1954, the 42-year-old Hughes decided to channel his love of jazz into a sort-of-children’s book that educated young readers about the culture he so loved. The First Book of Jazz was born, taking on the ambitious task of being the first-ever children’s book to review American music, and to this day arguably the best.

7 (More) Obscure Children’s Books by Famous “Adult” Lit Authors

In 1954, the 42-year-old Hughes decided to channel his love of jazz into a sort-of-children’s book that educated young readers about the culture he so loved. The First Book of Jazz was born, taking on the ambitious task of being the first-ever children’s book to review American music, and to this day arguably the best.

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062107313/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_XBZNsb1SJM9XF

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062107313/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_XBZNsb1SJM9XF

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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OCYR9E/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_lCJJsb07RKEQ8

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OCYR9E/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_lCJJsb07RKEQ8

Art & Place: Site-Specific Art of the Americas by Editors of Phaidon, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0714865516/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_DHQGsb1HTNXM2

Art & Place: Site-Specific Art of the Americas by Editors of Phaidon, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0714865516/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_DHQGsb1HTNXM2

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