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Music was It!

By: Susan Goldman Rubin


What do you do if you love music but your father disapproves? If you’re Leonard Bernstein, you do whatever it takes to prove him wrong! This is the inspiring biography of a young man who held onto his dreams – and became a star.

Ages: 10+

192 pages

Charlesbridge Publishing

Average Rating: (6 Ratings)

this is my favorite biography
Submitted 11/4/2018 by ilovemath

I liked this book.

The book was good.
Submitted 8/9/2018 by FlyingFish8

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book taught me a lot about Jewish people. But a lot about music too. I would read it, but if you're one of those people who hates to read a bunch of details, and doesn't like long books. I wouldn't choose this book.

I love music so this book was for me
Submitted 8/4/2018 by PokieBoy

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.


Cool Biography
Submitted 7/2/2018 by MusicalGirl

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I read this with my Mom. Then we went to the American Jewish Museum in Philadelphia to see an exhibit on Bernstein. I actually knew more about him than was in it from this book! It was cool to see some of his music and letters.

Great Book!!! I love Music!!
Submitted 4/28/2018 by 168562

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was great!! I learned lots of good musical Leonard Bernstein History. It even has sheet music so I could even play it on the piano. TOTALLY recommend this.

Great book!
Submitted 3/1/2018 by NationalDT

Thumbs up!

I like this whole book! It was informative and easy to read. I would lend it to my friends, and I think my dad and my music teacher would like it too!

Solomon, Kid Advisory Committee

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Susan Goldman Rubin
Author of Music Was It!

Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx, NY, and dreamed of becoming an artist. She illustrated three picture books but since then she has focused on writing. She has written 55 books for children, mainly nonfiction about history, music, and her first love, art.

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