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The Resource Sing it! : a biography of Pete Seeger, Meryl Danziger

Sing it! : a biography of Pete Seeger, Meryl Danziger

Label
Sing it! : a biography of Pete Seeger
Title
Sing it!
Title remainder
a biography of Pete Seeger
Statement of responsibility
Meryl Danziger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A tall, skinny man in blue jeans stands on a stage, one hand on his banjo, the other, raised to the crowd of 15,000 people who have come to celebrate his 90th birthday. How did a humble, banjo-playing Harvard University dropout become one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century? This is the story of Pete Seeger--singer, songwriter, social activist, environmentalist--who filled his toolbox with songs and set out to repair whatever in the world was broken. His story intertwines with a century of American history, and readers will be surprised to discover how many familiar songs, people, and projects somehow connect back to this one individual. What was it like for a city boy like Pete to hop freight trains with Woody Guthrie, the free-spirited composer of "This Land is Your Land?" "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song beloved by people all over the world, might have been lost to history had it not been for Pete Seeger. The Hudson River is cleaner than it used to be. What did Pete do to help that happen? Through learning of his life of activism, readers will become links in the chain, inspired to reflect on their own power to make change."--Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10459830
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danziger, Meryl
Dewey number
  • 782.42162/130092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
940L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seeger, Pete
  • Seeger, Pete
  • Seeger, Pete
  • Folk singers
  • Folk singers
  • Folk singers
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Pete Seeger
Label
Sing it! : a biography of Pete Seeger, Meryl Danziger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This Pete Seeger fellow -- A musical beginning -- Following in his footsteps -- Woody and the Almanacs -- Toshi and a cabin in the woods -- Ring. Ring the banjo! -- The Weavers -- A fearful time -- Sowing song seeds -- Harvesting the world's music -- Clearwater -- A living legend -- Links in a chain
Control code
1649867
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9781609806552
Lccn
2015024671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609806552
  • (OCoLC)912140752
Label
Sing it! : a biography of Pete Seeger, Meryl Danziger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This Pete Seeger fellow -- A musical beginning -- Following in his footsteps -- Woody and the Almanacs -- Toshi and a cabin in the woods -- Ring. Ring the banjo! -- The Weavers -- A fearful time -- Sowing song seeds -- Harvesting the world's music -- Clearwater -- A living legend -- Links in a chain
Control code
1649867
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9781609806552
Lccn
2015024671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609806552
  • (OCoLC)912140752

Library Locations

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