Mama Africa! : How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song Hardback
Illustrated by Charly Palmer
Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid-a brutal system of segregation similarto American Jim Crow laws.
Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations.
Set defiantly in the present tense, this biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba's fight for equality.
Kathryn Erskine's call-and-response style text and Charly Palmer's bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem.
A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world - and can continue to do so.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: Full colour illustrations
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
- Publication Date: 16/10/2017
- Category: People & places (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780374303013