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God Bless the Child

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Publisher Comments:

"Mama may have,
Papa may have,
But God bless the child
That's got his own!
That's got his own."

The song "God Bless the Child" was first performed by legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday in 1939 and remains one of her enduring masterpieces. In this picture book interpretation, renowned illustrator Jerry Pinkney has created images of a family moving from the rural South to the urban North during the Great Migration that reached its peak in the 1930s. The song's message of self-reliance still speaks to us today but resonates even stronger in its historical context. This extraordinary book stands as a tribute to all those who dared so much to get their own.

Synopsis:

First performed by jazz legend Billie Holiday in 1939, "God Bless the Child" remains one of her enduring masterpieces. In this picture book interpretation, Pinkney depicts a family moving from the South during the Great Migration. Includes a CD of Holiday's recording. Full color.

About the Author

Billie Holiday is one of the most famous jazz singers of all time. She was born Eleanora Fagan Gough in 1915 in Baltimore, Maryland, but changed her name to Billie after her favorite film star, Billie Dove, and Holiday, which was her father's last name. As a child and in the beginning stages of her career, she endured many hardships but made her first recording in 1933 at the age of eighteen. She quickly rose to stardom, and six years later she introduced the world to two of her best-known songs: "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless the Child." Billie Holiday's star burned brightly, but too briefly. She died in New York City at the age of forty-four.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060287979
ill.:
Pinkney, Jerry,
Publisher:
Amistad
Illustrator:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Herzog, Arthur
Author:
by Billie Holiday
Author:
Holiday, Billie
Author:
Herzog, Jr., Arthur
Author:
Herzog
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Songs
Subject:
Children's songs
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Music
Subject:
Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Subject:
Spirituals
Subject:
Music - Religious (General)
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Spirituals (songs)
Subject:
Children s Music-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
20031223
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
29 cm. +
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
100

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"Synopsis" by , First performed by jazz legend Billie Holiday in 1939, "God Bless the Child" remains one of her enduring masterpieces. In this picture book interpretation, Pinkney depicts a family moving from the South during the Great Migration. Includes a CD of Holiday's recording. Full color.

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