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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song (Library Binding)

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By Gary Golio, Charlotte Riley-Webb (Illustrator)
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467751230
ISBN-10: 1467751235
Publisher: Millbrook Press (Tm)
Publication Date: February 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English