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Becoming Billie Holiday

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford; Floyd Cooper
Publisher: Honesdale, Penn. : Wordsong, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse.
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Genre/Form: Children's poetry
Coretta Scott King Award (Author)
Biographies
Dust jackets (Binding)
Fiction
Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile poetry
Named Person: Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Boston Weatherford; Floyd Cooper
ISBN: 9781590785072 159078507X
OCLC Number: 191846391
Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2009.
Description: 117 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Carole Boston Weatherford ; art by Floyd Cooper.
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Before the legend of Billie Holliday, there was a girl named Eleanora. Eleanora's journey into legend took her through pain, poverty and run-ins with the law. Through a sequence of poems, this title  Read more...

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* "[Weatherford] captures the woman's jazzy, candid voice so adroitly that at times the poems seem like they could have been lifted wholesale from Holiday's autobiography, "Lady Sings the Blues." . . Read more...

 
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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-12-01) Good Permalink

     The heartbreaking story of a tough little girl. Have a CD or two of Billie Holiday music for students to listen to ready for when they finish this book. This book will create demand for more information on Billie Holiday.

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