Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten (Early Elementary Story Books, Children's Music Books, Biography Book

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$17.99  $16.73
Chronicle Books
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8.2 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Laura Veirs is a singer-songwriter and longtime fan of Elizabeth Cotten. This is her first picture book. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an artist and activist. This is her first picture book.
"A strong picture-book biography profiling a notable African American musician and songwriter."- Booklist
"An inspiring tale of an artist who came into her own later in life."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The message of never giving up on a dream, no matter the circumstances, will resonate deeply with readers."-School Library Journal, starred review
"Lovely and inspiring." --Cool Mom Picks
"Fazlalizadeh's art . . . complements Veirs's unpretentious prose exquisitely, and the interplay between the two is seamless. . . . Should inspire young readers starting to pursue their own creative talents as well as the adults who share the book with them." -The Horn Book Magazine
"[An] inspiring love song to an American talent who always kept rolling."-- Shelf Awareness
"Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs and up-and-coming illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh illuminate the life of influential American folk musician Elizabeth Cotten."-- Real Simple
"Elegant and moving."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"What a wonderful tribute to an amazing and talented woman."-Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author of the Caldecott honor-winning books Green and First the Egg
"This is a beautiful book for late bloomers." -- Bookish
"Tells Cotten's story with simple, poetic language and lovely, subdued pencil drawings."-- GeekDad
"A tale of music, determination, and kindness in language simple enough for early readers and lively enough to make it a good choice for read-aloud -- and maybe a sing-along or two." --Common Sense Media
"An utterly fresh take on a holiday tradition that can seem too mushy and too-commercial." --Common Sense Media