Strange Fruit

Billie Holiday and the power of a protest song

series: Strange Fruit
publisher: Millbrook Press
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language: English
coloring: full color
pages: 40: Hard Cover
genres: historymusic

The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called "Strange Fruit." In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but this song wasn't either of those things. It was a song about injustice, and it would change her life forever.

Discover how two outsiders—Billie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrants—combined their talents to create a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement.

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