Becoming Billie Holiday

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Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Wordsong
Publish Date
Pages
117
Dimensions
6.9 X 9.6 X 0.5 inches | 1.07 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781590785072

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About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford is an award-winning poet and author of over two dozen books for young readers. She lives in High Point, North Carolina.

Floyd Cooper has illustrated more than sixty books for children and young adults including Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Mises of Color by Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson and Tough Boy Sonatas by Curtis L. Crisler. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Reviews

★ The poetry is rich and evocative. . . . A remarkable tribute well worthy of its subject. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Readers will find a generous assortment of recommended reading and listening at the end of this proud, clear-voiced testimonial. --Booklist

★ [Weatherford] captures the woman's jazzy, candid voice so adroitly that at times the poems seem like they could have been lifted wholesale from Holiday's autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. . . . This captivating title places readers solidly into Holiday's world, and is suitable for independent reading as well as a variety of classroom uses. --School Library Journal, starred review