The Legendary Miss Lena Horne, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, has received three starred reviews. I hope that this biography will shine the spotlight on Lena for a new generation of admirers.
* “Weatherford’s writing is succinct and inspirational. Zunon’s oil paint and cut-paper collage illustrations are more than a match for Horne’s dynamic onstage presence. Their dramatic design showcases a . . . memorable life dedicated to music and civil rights, presented with commensurate style.”– Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* “An exceptionally handsome book. . . . Weatherford’s informative yet succinct text is juxtaposed against a happily oversize picture-book format that allows enough room for Zunon’s impressive oil-paint and collage artwork.”– Booklist, starred review
* “Weatherford and Zunon vibrantly capture the setbacks and triumphs of African-American performer Lena Horne tracing her rise from a Brooklyn childhood to a singer and actress who faced persistent racism.”– Publishers Weekly, starred review