Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger

By SILVEY, Anita

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ISBN
9780547330129
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2016  |  Middle to High School

Gr 5–7—Silvey traces the influences and happenings that would take Pete Seeger, born to classical musician parents, from a place of wealth down to the union halls, small towns, and never-ending crusade against injustice. Seeger is shown learning from the likes of Alan Lomax and Woody Guthrie and coming to understand economic inequality, workers' rights, and civil rights. To bring the m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2016

"Pete Seeger became the most important folk singer of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. But he might have chosen a very different path." In addition to abundant primary source material, Silvey makes terrific use of her access to her subject, who died in 2014 at age ninety-four, and tells his sometimes complicated story with clarity and gusto. To elucidate a career spanning seven decades, Silvey covers Seeger's privileged, mildly eccentric upbringing; his trial-and-error path to folk ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Using abundant primary source material and terrific access to her subject (who died in 2014), Silvey tells Pete Seeger's sometimes complicate...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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