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A Band of Angels: A Story Inspired by the Jubilee Singers

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andlt;iandgt;A Band of Angelsandlt;/iandgt; is fiction, but it is based on real events and people. The character of Ella was inspired by Ella Sheppard Moore, who was born February 4, 1851, in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father was able to free himself and young Ella from slavery, but before he could buy freedom for Ella's mother she was sold away. Ella was raised in Cincinnati, where she took music lessons. At fifteen, she was left penniless when her father died. She arrived at Fisk School in 1868 with only six dollars. andlt;BRandgt; Fisk was opened in 1866 as a school for former slaves and began offering college classes in 1871. That year, in a desperate attempt to save Fisk from closing, a music teacher named George White set out with a group of students on a singing tour to raise money. Although at first they only sang popular music of the day, they soon became famous for introducing spirituals to the world. andlt;BRandgt; Ella Sheppard was the pianist for the Jubilee Singers on their historic concert tours, which raised enough money to save the school and build Jubilee Hall, the first permanent structure in the South for the education of black students. Ella later married George Moore, had three children, and located her mother and a sister. She died in 1914. Today her great-granddaughter is a librarian at Fisk University who shares the history of the Jubilee Singers with visitors. andlt;BRandgt; Although none graduated from Fisk, the original Jubilee Singers were recognized with honorary degrees in 1978. Today, Jubilee Singers at Fisk University continue to keep alive a rich musical tradition that includes such songs as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Many Thousand Gone," and "Go Down, Moses."

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The story of the Jubilee Singers after the Civil War--how they saved Fisk School (now Fisk University), and preserved such treasures as "Go Down Moses" and "Many Thousand Gone." Full color.

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This inspiring story of the Jubilee Singers tells how they saved Fisk School (now Fisk University) in Nashville, Tennessee, after the Civil War and preserved such treasured spirituals as "Go Down Moses" and "Many Thousand Gone." An ALA Notable Book and "Child" magazine Best Book. Full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Raand#250;l Coland#243;n has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling andlt;iandgt;Angela and the Baby Jesusandlt;/iandgt; by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reichand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Josand#233;! Born to Danceandlt;/iandgt;, and Jill Bidenand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Donand#8217;t Forget, God Bless Our Troopsandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;Mr. Coland#243;n lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689848872
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Colon, Raul
Author:
Colon, Raul
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Coll
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Hopkinson, Deborah
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Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Performing Arts - Music
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Jubilee Singers
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
120-01
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 in 5.635 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
5-9

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"Synopsis" by , The story of the Jubilee Singers after the Civil War--how they saved Fisk School (now Fisk University), and preserved such treasures as "Go Down Moses" and "Many Thousand Gone." Full color.
"Synopsis" by , This inspiring story of the Jubilee Singers tells how they saved Fisk School (now Fisk University) in Nashville, Tennessee, after the Civil War and preserved such treasured spirituals as "Go Down Moses" and "Many Thousand Gone." An ALA Notable Book and "Child" magazine Best Book. Full-color illustrations.
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