Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated by James E. Ransome
This illustrated biography is about the life of Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-George, the son of a slave and her master, who became an accomplished violinist and composer. Not only was he the first man of color to perform for the king and queen of France, but he inspired the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I particularly enjoyed reading the Author’s Note at the end of the book that provided more details about Joseph’s life.