Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song
by Gary Golio
Publication Date: Feb 01, 2017
List Price: $19.99
Format: Library Binding, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Millbrook Press
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Parent Company: Lerner Publishing Group
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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.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Music / History
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Music / Jazz