Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion [NOOK Book]

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“Haley” Jackson grew up in poverty on the levees of New Orleans, hunting alligators along the Mississippi River for food and gathering driftwood for fuel with her brother Peter. But every Sunday, when her father preached at the Baptist Church, young Mahalia sang proudly in the choir—the youngest member at age five! Lively illustrations and engaging text pull young readers into the world in which Mahalia Jackson grew up. Whether constructing her doll’s braid from blades of grass, stuffing a cornhusk mattress, or adjusting to life in her Aunt ...
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Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

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Overview

“Haley” Jackson grew up in poverty on the levees of New Orleans, hunting alligators along the Mississippi River for food and gathering driftwood for fuel with her brother Peter. But every Sunday, when her father preached at the Baptist Church, young Mahalia sang proudly in the choir—the youngest member at age five! Lively illustrations and engaging text pull young readers into the world in which Mahalia Jackson grew up. Whether constructing her doll’s braid from blades of grass, stuffing a cornhusk mattress, or adjusting to life in her Aunt Duke’s home after her mother died, young Mahalia displayed the persistence and courage that foreshadowed the civil rights champion and world-famous gospel singer she would become. Working as a maid and a laundress, she always found the time for her passion—singing her special brand of music known as gospel in churches. She met the challenge of being black in what was largely a white entertainment world, overcoming poverty and prejudice and pioneering the way for all aspiring African Americans who succeeded her. Singing for royalty, presidents, and working closely with her friend Martin Luther King, Haley never forgot her early days on the levee and she found special joy encouraging young African Americans to follow their ambitions. This replaces 0689717865.
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“[The Young Patriots series] . . . is an outstanding contribution to children’s literature. Patria Press has successfully reintroduced America’s past with this fine series for children.” —The Review Zone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882859849
  • Publisher: Patria Press, Inc
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Young Patriots Series , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • Pages: 115
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Montrew Dunham is the author of James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet and Langston Hughes, Young Black Poet.
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Table of Contents

1 Early Days in New Orleans 1
2 A New Home 8
3 A Busy Day for Mahalia 15
4 A Trip to the Levee 25
5 From Church to Sugar Mill 30
6 A Christmas to Remember 39
7 No Business in Show Business 46
8 Joy and Sadness 54
9 Big Move to Chicago 62
10 Starting a Singing Career 70
11 Mahalia Sings as a Soloist 78
12 Only Gospel Singing 86
13 Singing My Own Way 93
What Happened Next? 101
Fun Facts About Mahalia Jackson 103
When Mahalia Jackson Lived 105
About the Author 106
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    The best book

    My name is Mahalia but i thought it was good because it does teach history very good

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