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Hey everyone! It’s a new month and that means it’s time for another living history figure! We’re loving our study of popular 20th century musicians and we’re keeping it going with a look at the life and career of Nat King Cole.
Jay is a big fan of Nat King Cole’s work. We’ve watched a few of his classic television specials on PBS as a family and we have always been impressed at his grace as a performer. But outside of his work and the fact that he was Natalie Cole’s father, we don’t know a lot about his life. So we’re delving into his background with the kids this month.
Here are a few of the books we’ll be using in our unit:
Nat King Cole (Melrose Square Black American Series)
Nat King Cole by Daniel Mark Epstein
Unforgettable. The Life And Mystique Of Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole by James Haskins
And, for your enjoyment, one of our favorite Nat King Cole TV specials:
Stop back by on November 26 to see what we learned about Nat King Cole!