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Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2017]
©2017
Description:
36 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Summary:
Silence. That was the response at Cafe Society the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called "Strange Fruit." In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but her song wasn't either of those things. It was a song about injustice, and it would change her life forever. Discover how two outsiders -- Billie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrants -- combined their talents to create a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the civil rights movement.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
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Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN:
2016655641 * 2016019763 * 2016020046
ISBN:
9781467751230
1467751235
Other Number:
948291539
System Availability:
7
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
1276523
Call Number:
J782.4216 GOLIO
Course Reserves:
0
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6
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<p>The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called "Strange Fruit." In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but this song wasn't either of those things. It was a song about injustice, and it would change her life forever.<br> <br> Discover how two outsiders--Billie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrants--combined their talents to create a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement.</p>
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