The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
ISBN: 1481468243
EAN13: 9781481468244
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 24, 2017
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 11.1" L x 10.9" W
Weight: 3.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Celebrate the life of Lena Horne, the pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist, with this inspiring and powerful picture book from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford.

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.

Lena Horne was born into the freedom struggle, to a family of teachers and activists. Her mother dreamed of being an actress, so Lena followed in her footsteps as she chased small parts in vaudeville, living out of a suitcase until MGM offered Lena something more--the first ever studio contract for a black actress.

But the roles she was considered for were maids and mammies, stereotypes that Lena refused to play. Still, she never gave up. Stormy Weather became her theme song, and when she sang This Little Light of Mine at a civil rights rally, she found not only her voice, but her calling.

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