Strange Fruit
Strange Fruit
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Strange Fruit

Written by Gary Golio & illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
Published by Millbrook Press
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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781467751230
    Publication Date
    February 1, 2017
    Reading Age
    5 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (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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