A Voice Named Aretha
A Voice Named Aretha
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A Voice Named Aretha

Written and illustrated by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books
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A beautiful picture book biography about the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and how she fought for equal rights throughout her life. Aretha Louise Franklin grew up in a house of music. The shy daughter of a famous Detroit preacher and civil rights activist, Aretha’s big voice surprised those around her, and everyone agreed: her powerful singing would someday make her a star. After relocating to New York City and signing a record deal, Aretha relentlessly pursued her dream of stardom. But it took many years of tireless touring and recording until her hit record “Respect” finally brought her the acclaim she deserved. Along the way, Aretha used her talents to fight for respect and equal rights along the way by refusing to perform for “whites only” audiences. With six decades of hits, countless memorable performances, and millions of lives touched, Aretha’s legacy of resilience and respect will inspire for generations to come.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    January 7, 2020
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    ASIN/ISBN 10

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