Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday And The Power Of A Protest Song

ISBN-10: 1467751235
ISBN-13: 9781467751230
Author: Golio, Gary
Illustrated by: Riley-Webb, Charlotte
Interest Level: 3-6
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

Publication Date: January 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades 3-6

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 870L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Music / Jazz

Description
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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