Join us Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Lackman Library. Ann Ingalls will discuss her new book Little Piano Girl about jazz legend Mary Lou Williams. Williams wrote and arranged music for Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie, and was one of the most powerful women in jazz. Join Ann to hear some music, explore her book and how she wrote it, and learn some jazz improvisation. Ages 6 and up. Register online or call (913) 495-7540
Family, friends and fans joined authors Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald to celebrate the release of Little Piano Girl. Reading Reptile played host to the event on February 13. Congratulations!
Celebrating the life of jazz legend Mary Lou Williams, with authors Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald, and live music from Mark Lowrey
2010 is the Centennial of Mary Lou Williams’ birth, and Reading Reptile will host an evening with Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald, co-authors of THE LITTLE PIANO GIRL, the newly released and beautifully illustrated picture book biography commemorating the life of Mary Lou Williams.
-Saturday, February 13th, from 6 – 8 pm
-Reservations requested: 816.7530441
-Copies available for purchase at the event (No books purchased outside the Reading Reptile will be admitted to the event.)
The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC, have invited Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald to sign books at a celebration for the centennial of jazz great Mary Lou Williams’ birth.
The sisters’ labor of love, The Little Piano Girl, is illustrated by Giselle Potter and will be published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children in January 2010. Future signing include The Lincoln Center in New York City and the American Jazz Museum and the Plaza Library in Kansas City. The Reading Reptile will host a celebration in February.