This book for children was definitely a hit with me! First of all, the illustrations were superb; I found them to be very lively and engaging.
The reader learns that Ella has a talent and is “on the way up.” Unfortunately, she cannot sing at some venues because of racism. Marilyn (Monroe) intervenes and secures a club date for Ella (Fitzgerald). The friendship between the two is brought to life in this book. At the end of the story, there is a section with additional biographical information on both Ella and Marilyn.
This is a story worth telling. It is told in a simple and straightforward way. This is a good introduction to an important jazz singer.
Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto for the advance copy of this book. The opinions are my own.