Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing by Leda SchubertListen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing by Leda Schubert

Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing

byLeda SchubertIllustratorRaúl Colón

Picture Books | June 13, 2017

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Listen.
There was nobody like Pete Seeger.
Wherever he went, he got people singing.
With his head thrown back
and his Adam's apple bouncing,
picking his long-necked banjo
or strumming his twelve-string guitar,
Pete sang old songs,
new songs,
new words to old songs,
and songs he made up.

In this gorgeously written and illustrated tribute to legendary musician and activist Pete Seeger, author Leda Schubert highlights major musical events in Mr. Seeger's life as well important moments of his fight against social injustice. From singing sold-out concerts to courageously standing against the McCarthy-era finger-pointing, Pete Seeger's life is celebrated in this bold book for young readers with gorgeous illustrations by Raúl Colón.

A Neal Porter Book

This title has Common Core connections.

Leda Schubert teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. She is the author of the Roaring Brook Press titles The Princess of Borscht, Ballet of the Elephants, and Monsieur Marceau. Leda lives in Plainfield, Vermont, with her husband and two dogs.Raúl Colón has illustrated several...
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Title:Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America SingingFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.36 × 8.89 × 0.41 inPublished:June 13, 2017Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626722501

ISBN - 13:9781626722507

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Editorial Reviews

"Schubert and Colón ably demonstrate one of their book's final assertions: "there really was nobody like Pete Seeger."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review"In this biographical tribute to Pete Seeger, Schubert and acclaimed illustrator Colón combine their talents to bring Seeger's legacy of music and social justice activism to contemporary young readers. Seeger's connection to the public is evident in repeated depictions of him among crowds of listeners, antiwar protesters, singing children, and the millions at the Lincoln Memorial rally."-Booklist"An inspiring and heartfelt tribute to, as Schubert calls him, a "true American hero."-Horn Book