Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulonge, Chevalier de Saint-George by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Joseph Boulonge the child of a slave and master, is told in movements like a classical piece of music in Before There Was Mozart. He inspired none other than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who attended one of his violin concerts. He also met the King and Queen of France. James Ransome brings the story to life with water colored illustrations. The final illustration is of a brightly lit Joseph Boulonge, Chevalier de Saint-George standing with his violin under his arm as he takes a bow.