Odetta, the queen of folk

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Scholastic Press,
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1st ed.
She was a beautiful girl who plunged head-first into the world with a song to sing. Born in Birmingham, this child soon learned to make a whole heap of noise on her auntie's piano. Then she discovered her own instrument-a voice full of brass and thunder! And, oh, did she have a song to sing-spirituals, gospels, work songs. She sang joy. She sang sorrow and struggle. She sang triumph. Her songs told stories of America's history. And, with the help of Baby, her guitar, Odetta blazed a musical trail that served as the roadmap for many folksingers who followed in her footsteps. Presented with luminous paintings and a poetic narrative, the life and times of folk music's queen, will leave readers strumming.
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Level 5.6, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 820L
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subject_facet Folk singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Odetta, -- 1930-2008 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Odetta, the queen of folk
title_full Odetta, the queen of folk / concieved and illustrated by Stephen Alcorn ; poem by Samantha Thornhill
title_short Odetta, the queen of folk
topic_facet Folk singers, Odetta