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Strange fruit : Billie Holiday and the power of a protest song / Gary Golio ; illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb.

Golio, Gary, (author.). Riley-Webb, Charlotte, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781467751230
  • ISBN: 1467751235
  • Physical Description: 36 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2017]

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"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 his 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 fro the civil rights movement." -- inside book cover.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 > Juvenile literature.
Allan, Lewis, 1903-1986. Strange fruit > Juvenile literature.
Allan, Lewis, 1903-1986. Strange fruit.
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959.
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959.
Strange fruit (Allan, Lewis)
Racism.
African Americans > Social conditions.
African American women singers.
African American women singers > Juvenile literature.
Racism > United States > Juvenile literature.
Lynching > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Social conditions > History > Juvenile literature.
Lynching.
Holiday, Billie.
Lynching > History.
United States.
Genre: Sophisticated picture books.
Picture books for children.
Biographies.
Illustrated works.
Paper case bindings.
Illustrated case bindings.
Book jackets.
History.
Juvenile works.