Billie Holiday and the Power of A Protest SongBook - 2017
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.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.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, 2017
Branch Call Number: 921 Holid
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm