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Harlem's Little Blackbird

By Renee Watson

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she loved to sing. And that people really responded to her sweet, bird-like voice. Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired songs and even entire plays! Yet with all this success, she knew firsthand how bigotry shaped her world. And when she was offered the role of a lifetime from Ziegfeld himself, she chose to support all-black musicals instead.

Fans of When Marian Sang and Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa will jump at the chance to discover another talented performer whose voice transcended and transformed the circumstances society placed on her.

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ISBN

9780375869730


Format: Book
Author: Watson, Renee
Title: Harlem's little blackbird / Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House Children's Books, c2012.
Subject: Mills, Florence, 1896-1927 -- Juvenile literature. African American singers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Singers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780375869730 (trade) 0375869735 (trade) 9780375969737 (lib. bdg.) 037596973X (lib. bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: CB Mills
Oclc: 757935865
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Bib Id: 409581

Format: Book
Author: Watson, Renee
Title: Harlem's little blackbird / Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House Children's Books, c2012.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Subjects: Mills, Florence, 1896-1927 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African American singers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Singers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Robinson, Christian, ill.
LCCN: 2011043314
ISBN: 9780375869730 (trade)
ISBN: 0375869735 (trade)
ISBN: 9780375969737 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 037596973X (lib. bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: CB Mills