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She Raised Her Voice!: 50 Black Women Who Sang Their Way Into Music History

Jordannah Elizabeth, Briana Dengoue

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Biography: arts & entertainment

A fully illustrated middle-grade anthology celebrating Black women singers throughout history in a first-of-its-kind collection.

From jazz and blues, hip hop and R&B, pop, punk, and opera, Black women have made major contributions to the history and formation of musical genres for more than a century. In this fully illustrated middle grade anthology, 50 strong, empowering, and inspiring Black women singers' bios will teach kids to follow their dreams, to think outside the box, and to push the boundaries of what's expected. Written by music writer and journalist Jordannah Elizabeth and illustrated by tBriana Dengoue, She Raised Her Voice! will inspire readers to find their voice and their own way of expressing themselves. Profiles included are: Abbey Lincoln * Angelique Kidjo * Anita Baker * Aretha Franklin * Ari Up * Barbara Lynn * Bessie Smith * Betty Carter * Beyonce Knowles-Carter * Big Mama Thornton * Billie Holiday * Chaka Khan * Darlene Love * Dee Dee Bridgewater * Diana Ross * Dinah Washington * Dionne Warwick * Elizabeth Cotton * Ella Fitzgerald * Erykah Badu * Etta James * Gladys Knight * Janet Jackson * Jill Scott * Lena Horne * Leontyne Price * MC Lyte * Ma Rainey * Mahalia Jackson * Mavis Staples * Memphis Minnie * Minnie Riperton * Nancy Wilson * Natalie Cole * Nina Simone * Odetta * Patti LaBelle * Poly Styrene * Queen Latifah * Rita Marley * Roberta Flack * Ronnie Spector * Sade Adu * Sarah Vaughan * Sister Nancy * Sister Rosetta Tharpe * Skin * The Pointer Sisters * Tina Turner * Tracy Chapman

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