Mama Africa! : How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song
by Kathryn Erskine and Charly Palmer


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Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid--a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid--a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations.

Set defiantly in the present tense, this biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba's fight for equality. Kathryn Erskine's call-and-response style text and Charly Palmer's bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem. A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world--and can continue to do so.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780374303013
  • ISBN-10: 0374303010
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-10
  • Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Africa
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
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