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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
Contributor(s): Weatherford, Carole Boston (Author), Zunon, Elizabeth (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1481468243     ISBN-13: 9781481468244
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2017
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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - 20th Century
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2016016139
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 1010(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 11.1" W x 11.1" (1.40 lbs) 48 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product
Review Citations: School Library Journal 11/01/2016 pg. 119
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2016 pg. 111
Publishers Weekly 12/12/2016
Booklist 12/15/2016 pg. 38
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2017
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 189375
Reading Level: 5.7   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
Celebrate the life of Lena Horne, the pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist, with this inspiring and powerful picture book from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford.

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.

Lena Horne was born into the freedom struggle, to a family of teachers and activists. Her mother dreamed of being an actress, so Lena followed in her footsteps as she chased small parts in vaudeville, living out of a suitcase until MGM offered Lena something more--the first ever studio contract for a black actress.

But the roles she was considered for were maids and mammies, stereotypes that Lena refused to play. Still, she never gave up. "Stormy Weather" became her theme song, and when she sang "This Little Light of Mine" at a civil rights rally, she found not only her voice, but her calling.


Contributor Bio(s): Weatherford, Carole Boston: - Carole Boston Weatherford has written many award-winning books for children, including Caldecott Honor winners Freedom in Congo Square; Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement; and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. Her recent books include By and By, The Roots of Rap, Be a King, How Sweet the Sound, In Your Hands, and The Legendary Miss Lena Horne. Carole lives in North Carolina. Visit her at CBWeatherford.com.Zunon, Elizabeth: - Elizabeth Zunon was born in Albany, New York, and grew up in on the Ivory Coast of West Africa. As a little girl, she loved to draw, paint, make up dances, and play dress-up, and as she grew up, she didn't really change! Elizabeth now lives in Albany where she explores a multicultural world though painting, beading, sewing, and collage. Visit her at LizZunon.com.
 
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