Meet Mahalia Jackson, Gospel
Singer and Civil Rights Champion!
by Montrew Dunham
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
ISBN 1-882859-38-3(hc) -39-1(pb)
Reading Level: Lexile: 880L Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 5.5
Famous in US History
and African-American history as the "Queen of Gospel Music,"
young "Halie" Jackson grew up on the levees of New
Orleans. Hunting alligators for food and helping with household
chores filled Mahalia Jackson's days, but so did playing with
her brother, Peter, riding the sugar cane train, and singing
in her church choir-the youngest member at age 5!
comes alive again in Volume 7 of the Young Patriots Series.
Children will follow the young Mahalia Jackson's adventures
as she pursues her dream to sing her special brand of music
called "gospel." Her determination to succeed as an
African-American woman singer in a white world will inspire
every young reader to reach for his or her dream.
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