Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll


Author: Tonya Bolden


Illustrator: R. Gregory Christie


*Signed Bookplates*

The award-winning author and illustrator team of Tonya Bolden and R. Gregory Christie deliver an inspiring picture book biography on the life and impact of 20th century Blues and Gospel performer Sister Rosetta Tharpe who was a trailblazer for Rock & Roll.

Before there was Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Johnny Cash, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The godmother of rock 'n' roll started as a little girl from Arkansas with music in her air, in her hair, in her bones, wiggling her toes. With a big guitar in hand and a big voice in her soul, she grew into a rock 'n' roll trailblazer in a time when women were rarely seen rocking out. Her guitar picking was like nobody else’s!

Boogie along with this rockin’ tribute to the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Coretta Scott King Honor–winning author Tonya Bolden and Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie.