When Marian Sang

When Marian Sang

Summary

A harmonious introduction to one of our country's most important singers--as envisioned by two of our industry's most important voices. Wide trade & institutional appeal. Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of 75,000 people in pre-Civil Rights America. While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her voice, the strength of her character, & the struggles of the times in which she lived, it is only part of her story. Like the operatic arias Marian would come to sing, Ryan's text is as moving as a libretto, & Selznick's pictures as exquisitely detailed & elaborately designed as a stage set. What emerges most profoundly from their shared vision is a role model of courage.

Authors: Ryan, Pam Muñoz Selznick, Brian Illustrator

Language: English | Copyright: 2002


Vocabulary Words

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  • accompanist
  • clanking
  • debut
  • advertisement
  • operas
  • sponsored
  • duet
  • trolley
  • restrictions
  • reserve

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