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Meet Mahalia Jackson, Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion!

by Montrew Dunham
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Pub. Date:
ISBN 1-882859-38-3(hc) -39-1(pb)
Reading Level: Lexile:  880L  Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 5.5

Famous in US History and African-American history as the "Queen of Gospel Music," young "Halie" Jackson grew up on the levees of New Orleans. Hunting alligators for food and helping with household chores filled Mahalia Jackson's days, but so did playing with her brother, Peter, riding the sugar cane train, and singing in her church choir-the youngest member at age 5!

American history comes alive again in Volume 7 of the Young Patriots Series. Children will follow the young Mahalia Jackson's adventures as she pursues her dream to sing her special brand of music called "gospel." Her determination to succeed as an African-American woman singer in a white world will inspire every young reader to reach for his or her dream.


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