Title: The Music in Derrick’s heart
Author: Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
Summary: Uncle Booker T., who makes magic by playing his harmonica music from his heart, spends the summer teaching Derrick how to play.
Accompanying Discussion: Talk about the importance of music and its ties to culture. Ask students about some of the things they have learned from their family members or mentors, and what kind of musical instruments they would like to learn how to play.
Accompanying Activities: Play harmonica music, and allow students to accompany with clapping. Sing songs together. Color some musical pictures.