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BOOK DEBUT!

Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song
(Millbrook Press)

The story of how a songwriter (Abel Meeropol), singer (Billie Holiday), and clubowner (Barney Josephson)
teamed up to create an unforgettable work of art that would change hearts and minds.

A testament to the power of art, and to the song that became a cornerstone of the Civil Rights Movement.

Written by Gary Golio & illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb

"A must-read, must-discuss that will speak to children and linger with adults."
Kirkus, starred review

"...a potent reminder of the power of art to combat intolerance and hate."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Bird & Diz

2016
ALA Notable
Junior Library Guild selection CCBC "Choices 2016" Book
School Library Journal - Best Nonfiction 2015
SLJ - Diversity List 2015
SLJ -
"Great Books" Music List 2015

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Check out School Library Journal's Teaching Guide for using Bird & Diz in the classroom!
(grades 3 and up)

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