"Haley" Jackson was born in New Orleans in 1911. She was blessed with a marvelous voice that helped her become one of the most popular gospel singers of the 20th Century. She was an active supporter of the Civil Rights movement and used her voice to comfort and console those who worked so hard and endured the pain of bringing about racial equality in the United States. By reading about her life as a young girl, it is easy to see how the events prepared her for her success.
Like the other novels in this series, this book enlightens readers about great Americans. It is written perfectly for its readership level.
By introducing readers to the early life of a famous person, these books illustrate how life experiences, and personal qualities and characteristics shape your future. Mahalia Jackson is just an excellent story.
This historical fiction novel follows the childhood of Mahalia Jackson.
Mahalia Jackson is not a name that many kids today know. Use this book to introduce this amazing woman and talk about living in the 1960s, strength of character, and the different ways we can make a difference / bring about change - even as kids.
10 and Up
7 to 12
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|Title||Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion|
Young Patriot Series
|Publisher||Patria Press, Inc © 2003|
|Genres||Music, Historical Fiction, Biography, Performing Arts, Black History, History - 1960s & 1970s|