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Strange fruit : Billie Holiday and the power of a protest song /

Gary Golio ; illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb.

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Author: Golio, Gary
Other Names: Riley-Webb, Charlotte,
Published: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2017]
Topics: | Lynching - United States - History - Juvenile literature. | Lynching - History. | Holiday, Billie. | Lynching - History. | Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 - Juvenile literature. | Allan, Lewis, 1903-1986. Strange fruit - Juvenile literature. | Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959. | Allan, Lewis, 1903-1986. Strange fruit.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Picture books. | Illustrated works. | Biographies. | Picture books for children. | History. | Juvenile works. | Biographies. | Illustrated works.
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Physical Description: 36 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9781467751230 (library binding ;
1467751235 (library binding ;
Copyright: ©2017
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: Ages 8-12.
Other Names: Riley-Webb, Charlotte, illustrator.
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