Level 7 Unit 19
Performing Arts: Songwriting


The Night Swimmers
by Betsy Byers
Shorty Anderson writes and sings country-and-western songs.
  Come Sing, Jimmy Jo
by Katherine Paterson
Jimmy Jo earns fame as a country singer.


Scott Joplin
by Katherine Preston
Profiles the composer who made ragtime a popular musical form.
  The Craft and Business of Songwriting
by John Braheny
A noted songwriter shares his ideas on his craft.


The Poets of Tim Pan Alley
by Philip Furia
Features famous songwriters.
  Who Put the Rainbow in the Wizard of Oz?
by Harold Meyerson, Ernie Harburg, and Yip Harburg
Lyricist Yip Harburg wrote many hits.



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