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Mama Africa! : how Miriam Makeba spread hope with her song

Author: Kathryn Erskine; Charly Palmer
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Miriam Makeba; Miriam Makeba; Miriam Makeba; Miriam Makeba
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Erskine; Charly Palmer
ISBN: 9780374303013 0374303010
OCLC Number: 964334211
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, 2018.
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.; 630L; Structure indicator: 90 (high); Syntactic indicator: 90 (high); Semantic indicator: 100 (very high); Decoding indicator: 90 (high)
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Kathryn Erskine ; illustrated by Charly Palmer.

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A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba.

Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid - a brutal system of segregation hauntingly similar to the American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help expose these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg, in exile at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and before the United Nations. Her decades-long campaign played an important role in the fight to dismantle apartheid, which was finally abolished in 1990s. But Miriam's global activism coninued until the day of her death. Told with an urgency that is present on every page, this biography offers young readers an intimate view of Miriam Makeba's fight for equality. National Book Award-winner Kathryn Erskine's call-and-response-style text and Charly Palmer's bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem. Here is a testament to how a single voice has the power to shake up the world - and an invitation for readers to join in. -- From dust jacket.

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