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Becoming Billie Holiday
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Astra Publishing House 2008
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The stunning voice and hard life of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday is revealed through evocative, accessible poetry.
 
In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora. The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time. Eleanora's journey to become a legend took her through pain, poverty, and run-ins with the law. By the time she was fifteen, she knew she possessed something that could possibly change her life—a voice. Eleanora could sing. Her remarkable voice led her to a place in the spotlight with some of the era's hottest big bands. Through a sequence of raw and poignant poems, New York Times best-selling and award-winning poet Carole Boston Weatherford chronicles the singer's young life, her fight for survival, and the dream she pursued with passion.
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Street Date:
10/01/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781629791739
ASIN:
B00YB4ENLI
Lexile measure:
970
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APA Citation (style guide)

Carole Boston Weatherford. (2008). Becoming Billie Holiday. Astra Publishing House.

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Carole Boston Weatherford. 2008. Becoming Billie Holiday. Astra Publishing House.

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Carole Boston Weatherford, Becoming Billie Holiday. Astra Publishing House, 2008.

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Carole Boston Weatherford. Becoming Billie Holiday. Astra Publishing House, 2008.

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