Pete Seeger, the iconic folk musician and multiple Grammy winner, discovered early in life that what he wanted to do was make music. His amazing career as singer, songwriter, and banjo player spanned seven decades, and included both low points (being charged with contempt of Congress) and highlights (receiving the Kennedy Center Honor from President Clinton). An activist and protester, Seeger crusaded for the rights of labor, the rights of people of color, and the First Amendment right to let his voice be heard, and launched the successful campaign to clean up the Hudson River. Archival photographs and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
About the Author
Anita Silvey has served as editor-in-chief at the Horn Book magazine and worked in children’s trade publishing. She is the editor of Children’s Books and Their Creators and the author of several nonfiction books for young readers, including Untamed, a biography of Jane Goodall. She lives in Westwood, Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.anitasilvey.com.