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The Music in Derrick's Heart

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 6
Categories: African-American, Music


Gwendolyn Battle

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 24, Num 12, Aug 1997

Story Summary

Derrick's Uncle Booker T was teaching Derrick to play the harmonica but Derrick just couldn't feel the music the way Uncle Booker T did, that is until cold weather came and Derrick found his Uncle on his porch too crippled with arthritis to play. To ease his Uncle's pain Derrick reached way down into his heart and played like he had never played before.