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Strange Fruit

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The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday 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.

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.


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Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
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OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781512438642
  • Release date: February 1, 2017

PDF ebook

  • ISBN: 9781512428377
  • File size: 18421 KB
  • Release date: February 1, 2017

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OverDrive Read
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4.8
Lexile® Measure:870
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:3-5

The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday 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.

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.


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