Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing

By SCHUBERT, Leda

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ISBN
9781626722507
Publisher
Roaring Brook


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2017  |  Elementary

Gr 3–5—This inspiring picture book biography about one of America's greatest folk heroes is sure to get a new generation of children singing. Filled with Colón's signature illustrations, the book introduces young readers to Pete Seeger—the musician, political activist, and environmentalist, while also filling them with hope. A champion of unions, farmers, civil rights, children, and clean rivers, "Pete didn't care about fame or money. He cared about justice, peace, equal...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2017

This picture-book biography of folk legend Seeger lays out the events of his adult life with a focus not on dry facts but on helping child readers understand his essential spirit. The title repeats throughout ("Listen...Pete sang old songs, / new songs, / old songs with new words, / and songs he made up") and the text captures the singer's unmistakable speaking cadence. Schubert outlines Seeger's singing career with Woody Guthrie, the Weavers, and many others; his participation in marc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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