This was such a fun book! There is something to be said about a nonfiction book that can read like a narrative. What kid wouldn't like hearing a fascinating story, only to find out that it's true!
In Hey, Charleston! I learned about the Rev. Jenkins that taught the orphans under his care how to play instruments and create Jazz/Ragtime music. I also learned where the dance-- the Charleston-- originated. (It's not just about a place!) I am so tickled about all the information that was packed into this short little book. Better yet, though, there was a great lesson hidden among the pages. The Rev. Jenkins was a great man that taught his orphans an important lesson about life. That lesson was shown in this book, which makes it a powerful story about life as well as a great nonfiction book.