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Title:
Bessie Smith
Author:
Manera, Alexandria.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Raintree, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
64 pages; 24 cm.
Summary:
Recounts the life of the famous blues singer who flourished during the 1920s.
Language:
English
Contents:
Bessie Smith, "empress of the blues" -- Smith's early days -- The rise of her career -- At the top -- A style of her own -- The fall of her career -- A sad ending -- Remembering Bessie Smith.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 1.0 74629.
ISBN:
9780739868751
Format :
Book

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Frank E. Merriweather Library ML3930.S67 M36 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
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Recounts the life of the famous blues singer who flourished during the 1920s.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-These short biographies provide just enough detail for readers to get a real sense of these people, the times in which they lived, and the importance of their achievements. Each book is arranged in an easy-to-read format, with five- to seven-page chapters. Good-quality archival photographs depict the subjects and the events taking place during their lifetimes. Paragraphs are separated by extra line space; words in bold appear in the glossaries. Boxed sidebars offer excerpts from the subjects' writings, works, or words, or further details about a person or event mentioned in the body of the texts. Simple, clear, and objective overviews.-Mary N. Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Smith's early days
The rise of her career
At the top
A style of her own
The fall of her career
A sad ending

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