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Libba : The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten - by Laura Veirs (School And Library)

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This lyrical, loving picture book from popular singer-songwriter Laura Veirs and debut illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh tells the story of the determined, gifted, daring Elizabeth Cotten—one of the most celebrated American folk musicians of all time.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 the end of her life, people everywhere—from the sunny beaches of California to the rolling hills of England—knew her music. A Junior Library Guild selection★ "The message of never giving up on a dream, no matter the circumstances, will resonate deeply with readers—purchase for all picture book biography collections."—School Library Journal, starred review★ "An inspiring tale of an artist."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review★ "Elegant and moving."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Women
Format: Library
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Laura Veirs
Language: English
Street Date: January 16, 2018
TCIN: 52836006
UPC: 9781452148571
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-7556
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