The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell FreedmanThe Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman

The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights

byRussell Freedman

Paperback | January 3, 2011

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This insightful, award-winning&nbspaccount of the great African American vocalist&nbsplooks at&nbspher life and musical career in the context of the civil rights movement&nbspin this country. Drawing on Anderson's own writings and other contemporary accounts, Russell Freedman shows readers a singer pursuing her art despite the social constraints that limited the careers of black performers at the time. Marian Anderson came to stand for all black artists-and for all Americans of color-when she gave her landmark 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which signaled the end of segregation in the arts.
Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City.
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Title:The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal RightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.39 inPublished:January 3, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547480342

ISBN - 13:9780547480343

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a fully realized portrait of a musical artist and her times? an outstanding, handsome biography. Freedman at his best." KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred reviews Kirkus Reviews, Starred"Freedman provides thrilling accounts? copious quotes? allow her resonant voice - and personal grace - to fill these pages? An engrossing biography." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review Publishers Weekly, Starred"This inspiting work once again demonstrates Freedman's talent for showing how a person's life is molded by its historical and cultural context." SLJ School Library Journal, Starred"In his signature prose, plain yet eloquent. Freedman tells Anderson's triumphant story . . . Older readers and adults will want this too." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA"Freedman offers the story of a movement encapsulated in the biography of an extraordinary African-American woman." BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"a masterful biography? The prose is sharp and clean with generous use of quotations? a superb choice." VOYA VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) "