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When Marian Sang: The True Recital Of Marian Anderson

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An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.
The author is Pam Munoz Ryan and it was published sometime in 2002 by Scholastic Press. This is the 1st ed. of the book is 40 pages long and it has lovely colored illustrations. Season of two thousand and two. The book of music also highlights Women, African Americans, Singers, African American singers and Contraltos. The book is 0.42"H x 10.3"L x 12.36"W. It weighs something like 1.31 lbs.

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Brand:Scholastic Press
Author:Pam Munoz Ryan

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

Undoubtedly a single of America's greatest singers, Anderson was hardly known in her personal country as a outcome of her race--music schools ignored her applications (" We don't take colored! In Austria, the world-famous conductor Arturo Toscanini announced that what he had heard, one was privileged to hear only once inside a hundred years"). Ryan's well-paced story becomes especially poignant as she recounts Anderson's overwhelming success in Europe (" one newspaper in Sweden known as it 'Marian Fever'. The book reaches its climax with a wordless, deep brown two-page spread from Selznick, a crowd's-eye view of Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, an historic concert that drew an integrated audience of more than 75,000. ") and also right away after she began singing professionally, many venues only featured white performers.

Ryan's simple, metered text (punctuated regularly by lyrics) captures the quiet drama of Anderson's story, and kids will particularly identify with the confusion and frustration of young Marian. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes And as with the pair's previous collaboration, Selznick's rich illustrations ably convey the undeniable strength and courage of a talented, determined woman.


  • Units: 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Languages:
  • English (Unknown)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Published)
  • Dimensions: Height: 0.42" Length: 10.3" Width: 12.36"
  • Weight: 1.31 lbs.
  • Package Dim.: Height: 0.4" Length: 12" Width: 10"
  • Package Weight: 1.3 lbs.

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