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Martin & Mahalia His Words - Her Song (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316070130
ISBN-13: 9780316070133
Sku: 245235944
Publish Date: 7/30/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 12L x 0.25T
Pages:  40
Age Range:  12 to 16
 
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A poetic tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Great March on Washington explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes. 50,000 first printing.
Author Bio
Andrea Davis Pinkney
In addition to writing books for children, Andrea Davis Pinkney is also a successful book editor who has worked with such illustrious authors as Toni Morrison and Julius Lester. A graduate of Syracuse University, Pinkney began her career in publishing as a magazine editor. Later, as a book editor, Pinkney worked for such respected publishing houses as Scholastic and Simon & Schuster. In 1988 Pinkney was named Senior Editor of Jump at the Sun Books, a division of Hyperion Publishing which creates books that celebrate the black cultural experience. As a writer, Pinkney herself specializes in books that celebrate black culture, most specifically with her series of picture book biographies that profile such famous people of color as choreographer Alvin Ailey, scientist Benjamin Bannaker, and rodeo star Bill Pickett. Andrea Davis Pinkney has said that her 1996 young adult novel, HOLD FAST TO DREAMS is based on her own teenage years.

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"[T]he Pinkneys present important figures and a pivotal moment during the Civil Rights Movement in a fresh and visually compelling manner... Overlaid with ribbons of key words and rounded lines suggesting ripples from the characters' auras, the pictures provide emotional content for the author's smart and stylized descriptions." July 2013
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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0040
Product attributePublisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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