Steel Drumming at the Apollo

By The Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

This powerful book takes the reader on an exciting journey . . . The main source of the book’s excitement and “can’t put down” feel comes from the Apollo Amateur Night competitions and the boys’ progression to the final face-off. Woven throughout is a sophisticated set of lessons about working hard, nurturing talents, mentoring, studying, and responding to positive incentives. The book is as meaningful in social studies content as it is rich in artistic expression.