When Marian Sang

Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Based on the life of opera singer Marian Anderson, the book recounts her struggle to pursue her career as an African American. High points include her appearance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after being denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall. The book culminates with her show at the Metropolitan Opera, making her the first African American to sing there.

Age Range 7 - 10 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
40
Publisher
Scholastic
Grade Level 2nd - 5th
ISBN
9780439269674
Lexile 920
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