Strange Fruit (Hardcover) - SIGNED BY GARY GOLIO

SKU: 9781467751230a

In Gary Golio's Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song kids will 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. The audience was completely silent the first time Billie 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.