Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song

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Millbrook Press, Dec 1, 2016 - Lynching
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This distinctive, memorable picture book for older readers tells the story of how the racism protest song"Strange Fruit" came into being in 1939. This is also the inspiring story of two outsidersBillie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrantswhose combined talents created a truly unforgettable song.

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User Review  - cherybear - LibraryThing

Really applaud the putting of this song and story into a picture book. Billie Holiday is one of my favorite singers, and the story of her short life is a sad one. I didn't know the history of the song ... Read full review

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User Review  - cay250 - LibraryThing

The illustration by Charlotte Riley-Webb is what sells this book. I note the sanitize treatment of Billie's sexual abuse. Geared towards grades 4-6. Read full review

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