Lil Hardin -Born to Swing

50 min.

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Wonder of the Day #44

What Is a Biography?

Objective

Recognize contribution of women, like Lil Hardin, to our shared musical heritage in America.

Big Idea

Like Lil Hardin, achieve your dreams, despite the obstacles.

"Now, some folks got plenty money.
Some folks got philosophy.
But I've got good old swing,
And it's good enough for me!" ~Lil Hardin


Examine both books. Compare the timelines and bibliography. What have you learned by quickly scanning the books?

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Write a biographical description of Lil Hardin.