Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song
Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song
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Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song

Written by David Barclay Moore and Kathryn Erskine & illustrated by Charly Palmer
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award–winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid―a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations. Set defiantly in the present tense, this biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba’s fight for equality. Kathryn Erskine’s call-and-response style text and Charly Palmer’s bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem. A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world―and can continue to do so.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780374303013
    Publication Date
    October 10, 2017
    Page Count
    48
    Words Per Page
    32
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    6 - 10 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0374303010
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~600L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.9
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    195718
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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