Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

4.03 avg rating
( 167 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780375856068: Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.
 
Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues. But Leontyne had big dreams—and plenty to be thankful for—as she surrounded herself with church hymns and hallelujahs, soaked up opera arias on the radio, and watched the great Marian Anderson grace the stage. 
           
While racism made it unlikely that a poor black girl from the South would pursue an opera career, Leontyne’s wondrous voice and unconquerable spirit prevailed. Bursting through the door Marian had cracked open, Leontyne was soon recognized and celebrated for her leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera and around the world—most notably as the majestic Ethiopian princess in Aida, the part she felt she was born to sing.

From award-winners Carole Boston Weatherford and Raul Colón comes the story of a little girl from Mississippi who became a beloved star—one whose song soared on the breath of her ancestors and paved the way for those who followed.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Carole Boston Weatherford’s picture books have received many literary accolades, including a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award, and an NAACP Image Award. She is also the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature. Carole lives in North Carolina and teaches at Fayetteville State University. To learn more about her, visit CBWeatherford.com.
 
Raul Colón is the illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including As Good as Anybody by Richard Michelson and Doña Flor and Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora. His works have received the Pura Belpré Award, Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, and two Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Awards. Raul lives in New York with his wife.

From School Library Journal:

Gr 2–5— Weatherford continues to showcase groundbreaking African Americans often overlooked by history books and popular culture. World-famous opera singer Leontyne Price gets her due in this luscious picture book biography. Price's talent and perseverance enabled her to follow in the footsteps of singer Marian Anderson and become a celebrated soprano whose wondrous voice rang through the Metropolitan Opera House in her iconic Aida role and on Broadway as a lead in Porgy and Bess. A true marriage of lyrical text and majestic illustrations, the book shines a much-needed spotlight on an important cultural figure. Colón's earthy hues establish the tone of Price's early years, set against the backdrop of her humble Mississippi upbringing and a childhood surrounded by supportive parents and gospel music. The watercolor and pencil drawings seem to vibrate off the page, especially in the form of rainbow-colored musical notes that often envelop the work's subject. An author's note includes more information on other singers for whom Price paved the way. While the exact audience for this book is hard to place, the emphasis on the performer's predecessors ("The song of her soul soared on the breath of her ancestors.") and mentions of segregation will tie this title into units on African American history and female pioneers. A gorgeous book in the ranks of the author's I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer (Walker, 2007) and Becoming Billie Holliday (Boyds Mills, 2008).—Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 17.99
US$ 4.99

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers 2014-12-23 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers 2014-12-23, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780375856068B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers 2014-12-23 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers 2014-12-23, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0375856064. Bookseller Inventory # Z0375856064ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0375856064. Bookseller Inventory # Z0375856064ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0375856064. Bookseller Inventory # Z0375856064ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0375856064. Bookseller Inventory # Z0375856064ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0375856064. Bookseller Inventory # Z0375856064ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0375856064. Bookseller Inventory # Z0375856064ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Carole Boston Weatherford
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Superlative Selections
(Franklin, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New In-Stock Ships Same Day We Ship 7 Days A Week. Bookseller Inventory # 0375856064-New

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Published by Random House Childrens Books (2014)
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Childrens Books, 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VQ-9780375856068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

WEATHERFORD, CAROLE BOSTON
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0375856064 ISBN 13: 9780375856068
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0375856064

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book