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Becoming Billie Holiday (PB) (2022)

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9781635925579
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The stunning voice and hard life of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday is revealed through evocative, accessible poetry.

In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora. The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time. Eleanora's journey to become a legend took her through pain, poverty, and run-ins with the law. By the time she was fifteen, she knew she possessed something that could possibly change her life--a voice. Eleanora could sing. Her remarkable voice led her to a place in the spotlight with some of the era's hottest big bands. Through a sequence of raw and poignant poems, New York Times best-selling and award-winning poet Carole Boston Weatherford chronicles the singer's young life, her fight for survival, and the dream she pursued with passion.

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Author:
Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:
Floyd Cooper
ISBN 10:
1635925576
Pages:
120
Publisher:
Wordsong
Publication Date:
January 11, 2022
Binding:
Paperback
Weight:
0.81lbs
Age Group:
Young Readers (9 - 13)
Grade Range:
4-7