Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song by Gary Golio

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest SongStrange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song by Gary Golio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's not often that a children's nonfiction book brings tears to my eyes, but Strange Fruit certainly had that effect. Even though I was familiar with the song and its story, the beautifully artistic presentation of Ms Holiday elicits a strong emotional response.

The book masterfully tells the story of Ms Holiday in such a way that the reader understands she had a difficult life, but without going into painful specifics.

The significance of Strange Fruit's lyrics can be seen in the faces of stunned audience members at Ms Holiday's shows.

Highly recommended reading.

I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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