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MacCarry, Noel

Summary: Presents the life of the folk singer and social activist, and discusses his role in the union, anti-war, civil rights, and environmental movements and the opposition he sometimes aroused for his radical views.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SEGER MAC

Brière-Haquet, Alice

Summary: With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone's career, the trials she faced as an African American woman, and the stand she took during the Civil Rights Movement. This poignant picture book offers a melodic tale that is both a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SIM

Todd, Traci N.

Summary: "A biography of Nina Simone, an acclaimed singer whose music gave voice to the struggle for racial equality during the Civil Rights Movement"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SIM

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SIM

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SIM

Weatherford, Carole Boston

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than three octaves. Her incredible talent and string of hit songs earned her the title "the Queen of Soul." This Queen was a multi-Grammy winner and the first female inductee to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB FRANKLIN WEA

Griffiths, Katie

Summary: The reigning queen of the music industry, Beyonc Knowles has left an indelible mark on the entertainment biz. Since climbing to fame as the lead vocalist of Destiny's Child in the late 1990s, she has built an impressive career as a songwriter, producer, actress, dancer, and philanthropist. Readers will follow Beyonc 's development as an artist and learn about her artistry, philanthropy, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cavendish Square Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 BEY

Kirkfield, Vivian

Summary: Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. On the outside, you couldn't find two girls who looked more different. But on the inside, they were alike--full of hopes and dreams and plans of what might be. Ella Fitzgerald's velvety tones and shube-doobie-doos captivated audiences. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington couldn't wait to share the stage with her, but still, Ella could not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: little bee books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 KIR

Denise, Anika

Summary: "The life of Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer Rita Moreno, from her girlhood journey to the United States to her rise as a timeless superstar."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOR

Nelson, Willie

Summary: "Music legend Willie Nelson and his sister and longtime bandmate Bobbie Nelson tell the story of their Texas childhood, and how music kept their family strong in good times and bad"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 NEL

Etinde-Crompton, Charlotte

Summary: "Celebrates the life of the soul musician and singer, detailing the many personal and professional challenges that she overcame throughout her career." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Black Artists 782.42 Etinde-Crompton 2020

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Surveys the life of the actress and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HOR

Anderson, Sheila.

Summary: "Find out how Miley Cyrus became Hannah Montana, her hobbies, awards, and likes and dislikes"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CYR

Duberman, Martin B.

Summary: "The life and legacy of vocal artist and civil rights icon Paul Robeson-one of the most important public figures in the twentieth century-adapted for young adults by the acclaimed Robeson biographer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 ROB

King, Heidi Tyline

Summary: "A biography of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist who worked to preserve American Beach, Florida as a historical landmark"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BET

Kawa, Katie

Summary: "From the earliest days of her career, Lady Gaga has used her music to inspire people to love themselves for who they are. As readers discover the years of bullying that pushed Lady Gaga to become a force for positivity and inclusivity in show business, they are shown how musicians can create songs that really do make a difference in people's lives. The insightful biographical text and quotes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KidHaven Publishing 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LAD

Veirs, Laura

Summary: Elizabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers (it was her big brother's), and it wasn't strung right for her (she was left-handed). But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway. By age eleven, she'd written "Freight Train," one of the most famous folk songs of the twentieth century. And by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Cotten 2018

Lajiness, Katie

Summary: Meet singing sensation Katy Perry! In this engaging title, readers will learn about Perry's childhood in California, and follow her career from her early work in faith-based music, to her first album One Of the Boys with its Grammy Award winning single "I Kissed a Girl, and her second album Teenage Dream which garnered four Grammy Award nominations. Her third album Prism is covered, as is her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Publishing Company 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PER

Orgill, Roxane.

Summary: Follows the beloved American jazz singer's rise to fame, describing the difficult historical and cultural factors that she overcame.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FIT

Lajiness, Katie

Summary: Meet famous entertainer Justin Timberlake! In this engaging title, readers will learn about Timberlake's childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, and his role on the Mickey Mouse Club. Timberlake's early work with band *NSYNC and his entry into solo work with Grammy Award winning album Justified are covered. Timberlake's Emmy Award winning acting career including Saturday Night Live and movies such as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Publishing Company 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TIM

Partridge, Elizabeth.

Summary: A biography of Woody Guthrie, a singer who wrote over 3,000 folk songs and ballads as he traveled around the United States, including "This Land is Your Land" and "So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GUTHRIE, WOODY PAR

Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

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