Scott Joplin perfected ragtime music and raised it to a true art form. A man of his time, yet clearly hindered by it, his strenuous life unfolded with joy and sorrow, success and failure. Discover facts and trivia about his bestseller, "The Maple Leaf Rag." See how his music was influenced by politics and the world around him, including the surprising story of a train crash that went very, very wrong. The Joplin story is told by combining colorful graphic novel-style storyboards with links to a wide range of online bonus resources for a unique learning experience. Through songs and stories, young adult and adult readers alike will enjoy getting to know the King of Ragtime, the remarkable composer, Scott Joplin.