Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

Billie Holiday and the Power of A Protest Song

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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
ISBN: 9781467751230
Branch Call Number: 921 Holid
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Riley-Webb, Charlotte


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Funkelizk Jun 10, 2017

I was curious as to how this could be a children's book, but I think the author and illustrator did a masterful job. Like the song, it is meant to hit hard, so it is not for -little- children. Especially recommended for children who are starting to open their eyes to the world, and for adults who ought to know this story too.


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