Well, I am pleased to announce today’s Book Trailer Premiere, particularly since it is unlike every other book trailer I’ve ever put up. Credit that to the subject matter, really. Chris Raschka is one of those rare author/illustrators that can get away with presenting the hard subjects, particularly when it comes to jazz legends. Didn’t think anyone could do something with Thelonious Monk? Wrong. Felt like John Coltrane was bit out of a 5-year-old’s reach? Think again. But the subject of today’s video is more ambitious by far. If, like myself, you were not aware of Sun Ra, prepare to be schooled thoroughly. It’s The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy is Enlightening and it’s hitting shelves May 13th. Get just a sliver of a taste here:
As Kirkus called it, “Unequivocally stellar.” Thanks to the folks at Candlewick for the premiere.