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Marian Anderson: A Great Singer

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-- Elementary reading level biographies of inspiring African Americans.
-- Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
-- Each book contains a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and comfortably sized type.

Tells the story of the African-American singer who struggled against prejudice to become one of the great opera performers of the century.

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Overview

-- Elementary reading level biographies of inspiring African Americans.
-- Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
-- Each book contains a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and comfortably sized type.

Tells the story of the African-American singer who struggled against prejudice to become one of the great opera performers of the century.

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Gr 2-4-- The McKissacks present their subjects in language that is simple, clear, and matter-of-fact. Fictionalizing is kept to a minimum. Incidents of racial bigotry appear as a matter of setting with almost no attempt at explanation or detail. The result is a short, bare-bones biography of each person. These are not extraordinary individuals who transcend the limitations of racism. Instead, they are people of such drive and determination that not even a racially biased society could provide effective obstacles to deter them from their goals. Accuracy, style, and content are consistent throughout; the abundance of exclamatory statements and questionable glossary entries are minor annoyances. Generous black-and-white photos with informative captions and pen-and-ink drawings augment as well as illustrate the texts. --Phyllis Stephens, Rye Free Reading Room, NY
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Gr 3-5-This revision is a superb introduction to the life of this remarkable woman. Miss Anderson, as she was known, was born into humble surroundings in 1897 in Philadelphia. At the age of six, she began singing in her church choir. She took music lessons from Giuseppe Boghetti, a renowned teacher. Despite a disastrous New York City debut and incidents of racism, Miss Anderson sang at many places in the United States, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Although a few changes have been made to the 1991 text, including the addition of the singer's death in 1993, the majority of the changes are graphical. The original included several illustrations that have been mostly replaced with clear, crisp, black-and-white photographs. The layout has been reworked for a more clean and contemporary look. A time line has been added, as well as a page of further resources, which includes Internet addresses. Even libraries that own the earlier version will want this fresh and appealing new edition.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894903038
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1991
  • Series: Great African Americans Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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