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Legendary Miss Lena Horne (School And Library) (Carole Boston Weatherford)

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Celebrate the life of Lena Horne, the pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist, with this inspiring and powerful picture book from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford.

You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way.

Lena Horne was born into the freedom struggle, to a family of teachers and activists. Her mother dreamed of being an actress, so Lena followed in her footsteps as she chased small parts in vaudeville, living out of a suitcase until MGM offered Lena something more—the first ever studio contract for a black actress.

But the roles she was considered for were maids and mammies, stereotypes that Lena refused to play. Still, she never gave up. “Stormy Weather” became her theme song, and when she sang “This Little Light of Mine” at a civil rights rally, she found not only her voice, but her calling.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Women
Format: Library
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2017
TCIN: 51543757
UPC: 9781481468244
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-4074
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$17.09
MSRPwas $17.99
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