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Becoming Billie Holiday

Becoming Billie Holiday

Illustrated by:
Floyd Cooper
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Biography, Poetry
Published:
2008

Through slightly fictionalized poetry, readers learn about a girl born in Baltimore who grows up to become jazz singer Billie Holiday. Her life is in not white-washed, there’s sex and drugs along with the music, but ultimately the music shines through. Floyd Cooper’s illustrations are gorgeous and perfectly suited.

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