Thursday, May 20, 2010

Book Review #977
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
Rating: four stars (out of four)

This book was inspiring. I thought it gave a distinct and broad picture of an amazing lady I had never heard about. After I read the book I immediately went online to find samples of Marian Anderson's singing. The book covered her entire lifespan and I enjoyed the vast amount of photographs that accompanied the story. While equal rights was not the major theme of the book, it did have a significant part in the life of Marian and I thought it was interesting to see how she stood up for her rights. I would recommend this book.

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