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Young Patriots #7: Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

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“Haley” Jackson grew up in poverty on the levees of New Orleans, hunting alligators along the Mississippi River for food and gathering driftwood for fuel with her brother Peter. But every Sunday, when her father preached at the Baptist Church, young Mahalia sang proudly in the choir—the youngest member at age 5! Lively illustrations and engaging text pull young readers into the world in which Mahalia Jackson grew up. Whether constructing her dolls braid from blades of grass, stuffing a cornhusk mattress, or adjusting to life in her Aunt Dukes home after her mother died, young Mahalia displayed the persistence and courage that foreshadowed the civil rights champion and world-famous gospel singer she would become. Working as a maid and a laundress, she always found the time for her passion—singing her special brand of music known as gospel in churches. She met the challenge of being black in what was largely a white entertainment world, overcoming poverty and prejudice and pioneering the way for all aspiring African Americans who succeeded her. Singing for royalty, presidents, and working closely with her friend Martin Luther King, Haley never forgot her early days on the levee and she found special joy encouraging young African-Americans to follow their ambitions.

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- Other titles in the Young Patriots series include Amelia Earhart, Young Air Pioneer (1882859049), Juliette Low, Girl Scout Founder (1882859081, 188285909X), and James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet (1882859111)

About the Author

Montrew Dunham is the author of James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet and Langston Hughes, Young Black Poet. She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781882859382
Editor:
Underdown, Harold
Author:
Morrison, Cathy
Editor:
Underdown, Harold
Author:
Dunham, Montrew
Publisher:
Patria Press
Location:
PO Box 752
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Music
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Subject:
Childrens: Nonfiction
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Children s Activities-Music
Edition Number:
Revised edition
Edition Description:
Revised edition
Series:
Young Patriots series
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.74x5.76x.53 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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