The Voice That Challenged a Nation by Russell Freedman audiobook

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

By Russell Freedman
Read by  Je Nie Fleming

HarperAudio, Clarion Books 9780547480343

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212049559

  • ISBN: 9798200916757

  • ISBN: 9798200916764

Runtime: 2.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Newbery Honor Book * Sibert Medal Winner

Carefully researched and expertly told, this Newbery Honor and Sibert Medal-winning book is a moving account of the life of a talented and determined artist who left her mark on musical and social history. Through her story, Newbery Medal-winning author Russell Freedman illuminates the social and political climate of the day and an important chapter in American history. Notes, bibliography, discography, index.

"A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years."

This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in 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 in the 1920s and 1930s.

Though not a crusader or a spokesperson by nature, Marian Anderson came to stand for all black artists—and for all Americans of color—when, with the help of such prominent figures as Eleanor Roosevelt, she gave her landmark 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which signaled the end of segregation in the arts.

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Author Bio: Russell Freedman

Author Bio: Russell Freedman

Russell Freedman is the distinguished recipient of the Newbery Medal, several Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award for his body of work. His many nonfiction titles include The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights and Children of the Great Depression. He travels widely to research his books but he makes his home in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 2.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English