The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

By WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston

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9781481468244
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2016  |  Elementary

Gr 3–5—A lyrical biography from award-winning author Weatherford (Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement). The narrative follows Horne throughout her life and highlights her talent, activism, career highs and lows, love of reading, and lifelong dedication to civil rights. While the format is that of a picture book, the text, which alternates between short phrases and longer narrative paragraphs, may require a sophisticated reader. Complex concepts (studio contracts, blacklisting, lynching) are neither gloss...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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