Ellington Was Not a Street

Distributor: Weston Woods

A young girl remembers the many famous African-American icons who visited her family home in Harlem, New York. Beautifully narrated by Phylicia Rashad and accompanied by Duke Ellington’s memorable compositions, this is an iconographic adaptation of the book written by Ntozake Shange and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.


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