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A Voice Named Aretha
by Katheryn Russell-Brown, Illustrated by Laura Freeman

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List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781681198507
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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"An excellent introduction to an American icon." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This richly detailed look at the Queen of Soul is an essential biography of an American icon." - School Library Journal, starred review

"This beautifully illustrated look at the life of the world-renowned Queen of Soul is a sensational introduction for young readers to the artist’s life and body of work." - Booklist

"Hits the highlights of Franklin’s life. . . . Freeman’s illustrations . . . capture much of the body language, facial expression, and head-thrown-back joy associated with Franklin’s performance." - BCCB

"Franklin’s ongoing support of civil rights is a recurring theme….Freeman’s clear, crisp illustrations add welcome vibrancy to the text’s straightforward narrative style." - Publishers Weekly

"Russell-Brown’s debut text has an innate musicality, mixing judicious use of onomatopoeia with often sonorous prose." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE

"An excellent match of breezy text and dynamic illustrations tells an exhilarating story." - Starred review, School Library Journal on LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE

"Staccato rhythms pepper the fluid prose." - Publishers Weekly, starred review, on LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE




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