Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Danziger, Meryl, author.

Title Sing it! : a biography of Pete Seeger / Meryl Danziger.

Publication Info. New York : Seven Stories Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Children's Non-fiction    j 780.92 Seeger,P DAN    Available
Order cancelled for GDL Brand Library Children's Non-fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 112 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-109).
Contents This Pete Seeger fellow -- A musical beginning -- Following in his footsteps -- Woody and the Almanacs -- Toshi and a cabin in the woods -- Ring. Ring the banjo! -- The Weavers -- A fearful time -- Sowing song seeds -- Harvesting the world's music -- Clearwater -- A living legend -- Links in a chain.
Summary "A tall, skinny man in blue jeans stands on a stage, one hand on his banjo, the other, raised to the crowd of 15,000 people who have come to celebrate his 90th birthday. How did a humble, banjo-playing Harvard University dropout become one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century? This is the story of Pete Seeger--singer, songwriter, social activist, environmentalist--who filled his toolbox with songs and set out to repair whatever in the world was broken. His story intertwines with a century of American history, and readers will be surprised to discover how many familiar songs, people, and projects somehow connect back to this one individual. What was it like for a city boy like Pete to hop freight trains with Woody Guthrie, the free-spirited composer of "This Land is Your Land?" "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song beloved by people all over the world, might have been lost to history had it not been for Pete Seeger. The Hudson River is cleaner than it used to be. What did Pete do to help that happen? Through learning of his life of activism, readers will become links in the chain, inspired to reflect on their own power to make change."-- Publisher.
Subject Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014 -- Juvenile literature.
Folk singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014.
Folk singers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781609806552 (hardcover)
1609806557 (hardcover)

Available items only