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Strange Fruit

Written by Gary Golio & illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
Published by Millbrook Press
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What's Strange Fruit About

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The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called “”Strange Fruit.”” In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but this song wasn’t either of those things. It was a song about injustice, and it would change her life forever.

Discover how two outsiders–Billie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrants–combined their talents to create a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement.””The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called “”Strange Fruit.”” In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but this song wasn’t either of those things. It was a song about injustice, and it would change her life forever.

Discover how two outsiders–Billie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrants–combined their talents to create a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement.

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Who Wrote Strange Fruit

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Gary Golio

Gary Golio has led many lives: visual artist, high-tension electrician, musician, clinical social worker & therapist, arts teacher, gallery director, and children’s book author. He enjoyed an early love of comic books (1950s DC, 1960s Marvel), and originally hoped to pattern his life after Leonardo DaVinci, Spider Man, and Doctor Strange. So he became an artist and author, and removes live spiders from his house when his wife asks him.

But seriously: each of Gary’s books highlights an artist/musician’s roots and influences, promoting the idea that artists are models of persistence and commitment, embodying values of imagination, hopefulness, and self-acceptance.

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Who Illustrated Strange Fruit

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Charlotte Riley-Webb

<p><strong>Charlotte Riley-Webb</strong>, a professional visual artist with a career that spans more than 40 years, resides in the Atlanta area. Find her online at www.charlotterileywebb.com.</p>

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781467751230
Publication Date:
February 1, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016655641
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1467751235
Lexile® Level:
870L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.8
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
187709
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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