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Book Title: When Marian Sang|
Date of issue: January 1st 2003
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The author of the book: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.77 MB
Read full description of the books When Marian Sang:I was so excited to find this book after falling in love with Ryan and Selznick's other book Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Based on a True Story "When Marian Sang" did not disappoint!
My book came with a companion cassette recording which I thought was just going to be of Marian's famous Lincoln Memorial performance but was actually a narration of the story. What I liked about this: we got to hear the songs from the book--isn't it neat to KNOW what the songs are supposed to sound like, rather than guessing? Especially for something historic. What I did NOT like: this was NOT actually Marian Anderson's actual performances (I wanted to hear HER voice!) and it took a really, really long time to "read" with all those songs--some of them were very very slow. So, I ended up switching it off half way through and just reading the book.
As for the BOOK itself: Marvelous! I love how Ryan conveys such humanity and spirit amidst good historical detail. I thought this was a wonderful and balanced portrayal of an amazingly talented woman who also happened to become an idol of the civil rights cause (as the historical notes state, she was not always comfortable with this designation!) This is not a "poor me" story, despite the obsticles she faced. Selznick's artwork is so captivating and moving--I absolutely loved it! You can almost HEAR Marian sing just by looking at her soulful eyes and expressions.
Be sure you read the notes at the back of the book. Selznick's actually brought tears to my eyes!!!
After I finished this, I went on YouTube to find some of Marian's performance so I could actually hear HER sing. Quite moving. I highly recommend the whole reading/listening experience!
Read information about the authorPam Muñoz Ryan is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, ECHO, a 2016 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She has written over forty books for young people—picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels. She the author recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Willa Cather Award, the Pura Belpré medal, the PEN USA award, and many others. Her novels include Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi León, Paint the Wind, The Dreamer, and Echo. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, holds a bachelor's and master's degree from San Diego State University and lives in north San Diego county with her family.
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