Becoming Billie Holiday-9781635925579

Becoming Billie Holiday

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By: Weatherford, C
Format: Paperback / softback
Published By: Astra Publishing House
Date of Publication: 11/1/22
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781635925579
Dimensions in mm: 166 x 24 x 1
Description: The stunning voice and hard life of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday is revealed through evocative, accessible poetry. In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora. The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time. Eleanora's journey to become a legend took her through pain, poverty, and run-ins with the law. By the time she was fifteen, she knew she possessed something that could possibly change her life--a voice. Eleanora could sing. Her remarkable voice led her to a place in the spotlight with some of the era's hottest big bands. Through a sequence of raw and poignant poems, New York Times best-selling and award-winning poet Carole Boston Weatherford chronicles the singer's young life, her fight for survival, and the dream she pursued with passion.