Becoming Billie Holiday Reading Guide

Becoming Billie Holiday Reading Guide

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  1. Hooray for Jaqueline Woodson: Three Books for Fans of BROWN GIRL DREAMING | Sarah Tuttle - 11/20/2014

    […] BECOMING BILLY HOLIDAY by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, is a raw, powerful verse biography portraying the early life of celebrated jazz singer Billie Holiday. As I read, I felt like I was right there with Holiday herself on her quest for music, battling through racism, sexism, and the abuse heaped on her from seemingly every direction. Cooper’s illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to Weatherford’s words: beautiful, gritty, and startling depictions of pure emotion. BECOMING BILLY HOLIDAY is not for very young readers, but I can’t recommend it enough for teens and adults. For those who are interested, the author has posted a reading guide here. […]

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