Elizabeth's Songby Michael Wenberg, Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator)
Elizabeth's Song tells the inspirational story based on the young life of the noted African American folksinger, guitarist, and songwriter, Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten. Elizabeth borrows a guitar from a friend and teaches herself to play it left-handed. Eventually, Elizabeth earns enough money to buy a guitar of her own and, when only 11 years old, writes her first song. That song, "Freight Train," has become a folk music classic. Elizabeth's unique style of playing guitar (upside down and backwards), from which the term "cotton-picking" is derived, has inspired countless other artists.
What a wonderful way to bring Elizabeth's legacy to new generations to come.
A lovely story.
Meet the Author
Michael Wenberg is the adoptive father of three children from Korea. In addition to writing, Mike volunteers at his children's schools, works on his mini-farm, and plays trombone in a local jazz combo. A graduate of Gonzaga University, Mike now lives outside of Walla Walla, Washington. Elizabeth's Song is his first children's book.
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