Leontyne Price : Voice Of A Century

Leontyne Price : Voice Of A Century

Description

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price. Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues. But Leontyne had big dreams--and plenty to be thankful for--as she surrounded herself with church hymns and hallelujahs, soaked up opera arias on the radio, and watched the great Marian Anderson grace the stage. While racism made it unlikely that a poor black girl from the South would pursue an opera career, Leontyne's wondrous voice and unconquerable spirit prevailed. Bursting through the door Marian had cracked open, Leontyne was soon recognized and celebrated for her leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera and around the world--most notably as the majestic Ethiopian princess in Aida, the part she felt she was born to sing. From award-winners Carole Boston Weatherford and Raul Colón comes the story of a little girl from Mississippi who became a beloved star--one whose song soared on the breath of her ancestors and paved the way for those who followed.


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Details

Author(s)
Carole Boston Weatherford
For ages
9-12
Format
Hardback | 40 pages
Dimensions
222 x 287 x 8mm | 394g
Publication date
12 Feb 2015
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0375856064
ISBN13
9780375856068
Bestsellers rank
2,336,566