Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times Of Pete Seeger by Anita SilveyLet Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times Of Pete Seeger by Anita Silvey

Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times Of Pete Seeger

byAnita Silvey

Hardcover | August 2, 2016

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From Anita Silvey, a biography of Pete Seeger, who sang for millions of people and got them all to sing along.Pete Seeger, the iconic folk musician and multiple Grammy winner, discovered early in life that what he wanted to do was make music. His amazing career as singer, songwriter, and banjo player spanned seven decades, and included both low points (being charged with contempt of Congress) and highlights (receiving the Kennedy Center Honor from President Clinton). An activist and protester, Seeger crusaded for the rights of labor, the rights of people of color, and the First Amendment right to let his voice be heard, and launched the successful campaign to clean up the Hudson River.&nbsp Archival photographs and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
Anita Silvey has served as editor-in-chief at the Horn Book  magazine and worked in children's trade publishing. She is the editor of Children's Books and Their Creators and the author of several nonfiction books for young readers, including Untamed, a biography of Jane Goodall. She lives in Westwood, Massachusetts. Visit her ...
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Title:Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times Of Pete SeegerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.54 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054733012X

ISBN - 13:9780547330129

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Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2016 ? the brevity of this title, along with its notes and resources, make it an excellent choice for reading aloud and discussing in American history classes. Just add the music." -Bulletin "With the engaging, well-illustrated biography Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger, author Anita Silvey explains how this unlikely folk-music hero turned singalongs into social change." -The Washington Post * "A lively, unique contribution to the biography shelves." -Booklist, STARRED review " Silvey provides well-supported, well-rounded context for Seeger's moral stances, personal life (including his wife's supportive role as his manager), and enduring claim to folk-song fame? " -Publishers Weekly " A fine introduction to a musical icon." -Kirkus "Through personal interviews, as well as primary source materials, Silvey creates a flowing biography for the middle school audience." -School Library Journal "