Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound - Andrea Davis Pinkney

Get with the Groove and it will take you on Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound (Roaring Brook, $22.99). Start in 1920s-30s Detroit, known as “The Motor City” and a boomtown for African Americans, where you’ll meet Berry Gordy. The next-to-youngest of eight children, he was known as a troublemaker, but he was also ambitious and entrepreneurial. In addition to writing hit songs himself, Berry had a keen sense of others’ talent and was beginning to recognize R&B’s potential to reach audiences of all colors. With an $800 loan from his family, Berry bought a two-story bungalow in the heart of Detroit’s black community; converted it into offices, his living space, and a studio; and launched his own record company. He called it Motown. The rest is history, which Andrea Davis Pinkney explores in this fascinating look at the influence of young black performers from urban Detroit on the American psyche. Ages 10-14

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781596439733
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 29th, 2015

Membership Benefits

Membership 
 

 Gift cards can be used online or in-store.

Gift Card