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Long Upon teh LandA 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner

Hailing from the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Troy Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. "Trombone Shorty" is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music.