Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing

Leda Schubert, illus. by Raúl Colón. Roaring Brook/Porter, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-62672-250-7
Schubert (Monsieur Marceau) lyrically sketches the life of Pete Seeger, emphasizing how music aligned with the causes he believed in and weaving in references to his songs throughout. Colón’s graceful illustrations, featuring his distinctive etched textures and pale light, underscore the environmental aspects of Seeger’s activism and his belief in the power of community: “Participation. That’s what’s gonna save the human race.” An author’s note and timeline round out a rousing tribute to a singular musician and activist who “walked the talk.” Ages 5–9. Author’s agent: Steven Chudney, Chudney Agency. Illustrator’s agency: Morgan Gaynin. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/05/2017
Release date: 06/13/2017
Genre: Children's
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