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The Resource The legendary Miss Lena Horne, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

The legendary Miss Lena Horne, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Label
The legendary Miss Lena Horne
Title
The legendary Miss Lena Horne
Statement of responsibility
Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lena Horne was born into the freedom struggle, to a family of teachers and activists. Her mother dreamed of being an actress, so Lena followed in her footsteps as she chased small parts in vaudeville, living out of a suitcase until MGM offered Lena something more--the first ever studio contract for a black actress. But the roles she was considered for were maids and mammies, stereotypes that Lena refused to play. Still, she never gave up. "Stormy Weather" became her theme song, and when she sang "This Little Light of Mine" at a civil rights rally, she found not only her voice, but her calling."--
Summary
Surveys the life of the actress and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10548073
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Index
index present
Intended audience
1010L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 1010
  • 1010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zunon, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horne, Lena
  • Horne, Lena
  • Singers
  • Singers
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The legendary Miss Lena Horne, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1724632
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781481468244
Lccn
2016016139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481468244
  • (OCoLC)946032352
Label
The legendary Miss Lena Horne, Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1724632
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781481468244
Lccn
2016016139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481468244
  • (OCoLC)946032352

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