Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
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Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Written by Vivian Kirkfield & illustrated by Alleanna Harris
Published by Little Bee Books
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Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. On the outside, you couldn’t find two girls who looked more different. But on the inside, they were alike–full of hopes and dreams and plans of what might be. Ella Fitzgerald’s velvety tones and shube-doobie-doos captivated audiences. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington couldn’t wait to share the stage with her, but still, Ella could not book a performance at one of the biggest clubs in town–one she knew would give her career its biggest break yet. Marilyn Monroe dazzled on the silver screen with her baby blue eyes and breathy boo-boo-be-doos. But when she asked for better scripts, a choice in who she worked with, and a higher salary, studio bosses refused. Two women whose voices weren’t being heard. Two women chasing after their dreams and each helping the other to achieve them. This is the inspiring, true story of two incredibly talented women who came together to help each other shine like the stars that they are.

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ISBN
9781499809152
Publication Date
January 14, 2020
Page Count
40
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
ASIN/ISBN 10
1499809158

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