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Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

Renee Watson (A) and Christian Robinson (ILT)

List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover äóñ Singer / Harlem Renaissance - 2012)

Description: Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But thhere were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she loved to sing. And that people really responded to her sweet, bird-like voice. Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired songs and even entire plays! Yet with all this success, she knew firsthand how bigotry shaped her world. And when she was offered the role of a lifetime from Ziegfeld himself, she chose to support all-black musicals instead. (40 pigs) Ages 4-8

Ashay says, "Florence Mills voice transcended and transformed the circumstances society placed on her. She was blessed with a beautiful voice, confident in her convictions and defiant and always stood up for her people, And she was loved by her audience. Great story for the classroom and library!"

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

ISBN: AABA978-0375869730

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