I am getting this book very soon and cannot wait to review it! Right up my alley.. Thanks so much Andrea and Brittany!

“When a group of high school girls had first showed up at Hitsville in 1960 hoping to be discovered, one of them made Berry Gordy stop. And look. And consider. It was her singular beauty that caught his attention. She and her friends had formed a singing group called the Primettes. There were four of them— Florence ‘Flo’ Ballard, Barbara Martin, Mary Wilson, and the gawkiest one of them all, a tenth grader named Diane Ross.”

“When I look back on those days, it makes me proud to be the Groove. ‘Cause you see, the Groove is most alive when souls ache. I was there when mothers cried at the loss of their sons. Through my rhythm, I kept their broken hearts beating. I kept faith’s flame on the front burner when despair tried to take over.”

From critically-acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney comes the story of the music that changed the world.


A Road Trip through Motown Sound

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Rhythm Ride is the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. Andrea Davis Pinkney has faithfully captured the celebration, controversy, and ultimate success that encapsulated this pivotal era in our country’s musical history.

With untold behind-the-scene stories and awe-inspiring photos that have never been published before, RHYTHM RIDE is a treat for the eyes, the ears, and the soul.

Andrea Davis Pinkney is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books for children, many of them illustrated by her husband Brian Pinkney. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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