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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)
Fiction
Juvenile works
Poetry
Biographies
Dust jackets (Binding)
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile poetry
Named Person: Billie Holiday; 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
Contents: Intro: what shall I say? --
Why was I born? --
Love me or leave me --
My first impression of you --
How could you? --
One, two button your shoe --
Missa cantata/sung mass --
Left alone --
Say it isn't so --
Eeny meeny miney mo --
(You ain't gonna bother me) no more --
Practice makes perfect --
Ghost of yesterday --
Don't worry 'bout me --
Sailboat in the moonlight --
Havin' myself a time --
Guilty --
Gloomy sunday --
It's a sin to tell a lie --
God bless the child --
Back in your own backyard --
Jeepers creepers --
I'll never be the same --
Darn that dream --
I hear music: the blues are brewin --
St. Louis blues by W.C. Handy, 1914 --
It's the same old story --
But beautiful --
Ave Maria --
I wished on the moon --
If my heart could only talk --
Ain't nobody'sbusiness if I do --
No good man: I'm a fool to want you --
I'm painting the town red --
Trav'lin' light --
You go to my head --
Trav'lin all alone --
Bridge: I cover the waterfront --
Autumn in New York --
Let's call the whole thing off --
Love for sale --
Time on my hands --
Lady's back in town --
Do your duty --
Just one more chance --
I don't stand a ghost of a chance --
You gotta show me --
Spreadin' the rhythm around --
This is heaven to me --
Beyond the sea (La mer) --
A fine romance --
You let me down --
Matinee: American beauty --
But not for me --
I can't believe that you're in love with me --
How deep is the Ocean? --
Too marvelous for words --
Everything I have is yours --
That's life I guess --
Please don't talk about me when I'm gone --
Pennies from heaven --
When you're smiling --
Our love is different --
Just friends --
I get a kick out of you --
Body and soul --
Nice work if you can get it --
Matinee: Emperor Jones --
It's like reaching for the moon --
I can't face the music --
Twenty-Four hnours a day --
Sophisticated lady --
I'm in a low down groove --
Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer --
I only havr eyes for you --
That's all I ask of you --
Them there eyes --
I'm a fool to want you --
I got it bad (and that ain't good) --
These'N'that'N'those --
Now they call it swing --
Things are looking up --
I've got a date with a dream --
Detour ahead --
Do you know what it means to Miss New Orleans? --
Foolin' myself --
One for my baby (and one more for the road) --
Moonlight in Vermont --
Please don't do it in here --
I don't know if I'm coming or going --
With thee I swing --
Big stuff --
The way you look tonight --
You turned the tables on me --
I gotta right to sing the blues --
I cried for you --
If dreams come true --
Coda: strange fruit.
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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* "The poetry is rich and evocative. . . . A remarkable tribute well worthy of its subject." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Readers will find a generous assortment of recommended reading and 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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