Louis Armstrong: Steamboat Musician

Young Louis Armstrong takes a job as a deckhand on a steamboat to earn enough money to buy his own trumpet. Once he has the instrument, an unexpected situation makes it possible for Louis to land a spot on the boat’s traveling band, where he performs very well.

  • Childhood of a Leader
  • Music
  • Practice and Determination

Splash Read stories historical fiction short stories for kids. The stories are based on real events and intended to facilitate a discussion between parent and child or teacher and student. Each story teaches a lesson from the past and encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.

Splash Read stories have been read thousands of times across the globe. Books in the series have been ranked in the top 10 Kindle Best Seller list as well as the #1 New Release. While readers of all ages will enjoy the stories, they are best for children ages 5-15.