Carole Boston Weatherford Becoming Billie Holiday Book

Carole Boston Weatherford Becoming Billie Holiday Book

Becoming Billie Holiday

Before the legend of Billie Holiday, there was a girl named Eleanora In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time Eleanora s journey into legend took her through pain, poverty, and run ins with the law By the time she was fifteen, she knew she possess Before the legend of Billie Holiday, there was a girl named Eleanora In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time Eleanora s journey into legend took her through pain, poverty, and run ins with the law By the time she was fifteen, she knew she possessed something that could possibly change her life a voice Eleanora could sing Her remarkable voice led her to a place in the spotlight with some of the era s hottest big bands Billie Holiday sang as if she had lived each lyric, and in many ways she had Through a sequence of raw and poignant poems, award winning poet Carole Boston Weatherford chronicles Eleanora Fagan s metamorphosis into Billie Holiday The author examines the singer s young life, her fight for survival, and the dream she pursued with passion in this Coretta Scott King Author Honor winner With stunning art by Floyd Cooper, this book provides a revealing look at a cultural icon

Title : Becoming Billie Holiday
Author :  Carole Boston Weatherford
Language : English
Isbn : 159078507X
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 120 pages

Rating: 4.3

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