Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century (Children's Book)

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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century (Children's Book)

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator: Raul Colón
Release Date: December 23, 2014

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African-American opera star, Leontyne Price. Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues, but she had big dreams. While racism made it unlikely that a poor black girl from the South could pursue an opera career, Leontyne’s wondrous voice and unconquerable spirit prevailed.

Following in the foot-steps of Marian Anderson, Leontyne was soon recognized and celebrated for her leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera and around the world. From award-winners Carole Boston Weatherford and Raul Colón comes a heartfelt and seemingly unlikely story of a little girl from Mississippi, who became a beloved star— and paved the way for those who followed.

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
  • Language: English
  • Age range: 5 – 9 years old


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