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Synopsis

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.

Book Details

Edition

Original

Publisher

Millbrook Pr

Released

Feb 01, 2017

Language

english

ISBN

9781512438642

Age Level

Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
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