The author, Claudette Robinson is the real First Lady of Motown and an original member of The Miracles. Because of this, I was expecting this story to be a fantasized version of how Claudette came to love music or begin her career. This is instead a completely fictionalized story of a girl who uses music to inspire others and find happiness. The music just happens to be that of the members of The Miracles. I did enjoy the rhythm and rhyme of the book, which when read aloud can easily mimic a Motown beat. The collage style illustrations show the difference between the vibrant and happy times with music and the dark and sorrowful times without music. A fun adventure which can serve as an introduction to the importance of music in the 1960's for different groups of people.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.