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    Strange Fruit
    Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song
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    By: Gary Golio Illustrated By: Charlotte Riley-Webb
    ©2017
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-2837-7
    AR Quiz #: 187709
    AR Points: 0.50
    ATOS Level: 4.80
    Lexile Level: 870
    SRC Reading Level: TBD
    Pages: 40
    Trim Size: 9 1/4 x 11
    Dewey: 782.42165
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 3-6
    Ages: 8-12
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    DESCRIPTION Gary Golio
    The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called "Strange Fruit." In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but this song wasn't either of those things. It was a song about injustice, and it would change her life forever.

    Discover how two outsiders—Billie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrants—combined their talents to create a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement.


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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
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    Book Features
    Afterword, Author Biography, Bibliography, Full-Color Illustrations, Further Reading, Illustrator Biography, Original Artwork, Source Notes
    About the Author
    Gary Golio is an artist and acclaimed picture book author. His Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow was a New York Times bestseller. Find out more about him at www.garygolio.com.
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    About the Illustrator
    Charlotte Riley-Webb, a professional visual artist with a career that spans more than 40 years, resides in the Atlanta area. Find her online at www.charlotterileywebb.com.
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    Starred Reviews
    Publishers Weekly
    "[A] potent reminder of the power of art to combat intolerance and hate."—starred, Publishers Weekly
    Kirkus Reviews
    "Lynching: a strange and difficult but important topic for a song—and for this picture book. . . . A must-read, must-discuss that will speak to children and linger with adults."—starred, Kirkus Reviews
    Other Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "This is not an easy book, but it is powerful—just like its theme. Consider for guided in-depth discussions on Billie Holiday and U.S. history."—School Library Journal
    Booklist
    "The format and back matter make this most useful in a classroom setting, but it will be effective in prompting a discussion about one of the darkest times in U.S. history."—Booklist