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Mama Africa! how Miriam Makeba spread hope with her song

by Erskine, Kathryn,

Format: Kindle Book 2017 2017
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Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award–winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid—a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations. Set defiantly in the present tense, this biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba's fight for equality. Kathryn Erskine's call-and-response style text and Charly Palmer's bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem. A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world—and can continue to do so.
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Subjects Makeba, Miriam Juvenile literature
Singers South Africa Juvenile literature
Anti-apartheid activists South Africa Biography Juvenile literature
Biography & Autobiography
Juvenile Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Palmer, Charly, illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Awards Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent, illustrator, 2018
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781466897465
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