When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson, The Voice of The Century

By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

A gloriously designed and thoughtfully researched book, "When Marian Sang," encapsulates the life of famed African-American contralto Marian Anderson. Ryan's vibrant text melds perfectly with Selznick's sepia toned illustrations to portray Anderson's passion for singing and her perseverance in overcoming the barriers to both train and perform because of her race.

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