Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

By Midwest Book Review

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone receives fun drawings by Frank Morrison as it tells of a seven-year-old girl who falls in love with a trombone and teaches herself to play. By the time Melba is a teen she becomes a jazz great and tours the country, overcoming gender and racial barriers to work with some of the best jazz musicians in the country. Based on a true story of this 1926 genius, the story reads with the vivid immediacy of fiction but packs in plenty of facts about Melba and her times.