visión de conjunto:Críticas * The poetry is rich and evocative. . . . A remarkable tribute well worthy of its subject. --Kirkus Reviews starred review Readers will find a generous assortment of recommended reading and listening at the end of this proud clear-voiced testimonial. --Booklist * [Weatherford] captures the woman's jazzy candid voice so adroitly that at times the poems seem like they could have been lifted wholesale from Holiday's autobiography Lady Sings the Blues. . . . This captivating title places readers solidly into Holiday's world and is suitable for independent reading as well as a variety of classroom uses. --School Library Journal starred review Reseña del editor Before the legend of Billie Holliday there was a girl named Eleanora. The world however would know her as Billie Holliday possibly one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. Eleanora's journey into legend took her through pain poverty and run-ins with the law. By the time she was fifteen she knew she possessed something that could change her life - a voice. Eleanora could sing! Her remarkable voice led her to a place in the spotlight with some of the era's hottest big bands. Billie Holliday sang as if she lived each lyric and in many ways she had.Through a sequence of raw and poignant poems award-winning poet Carole Boston Weatherford chronicles Eleanora Fagan's metamorphosis into Billie Holliday and the dream she pursued with passion. Biografía del autor Carole Boston Weatherford is an award-winning poet and author of over two dozen books for young readers. She lives in High Point North Carolina. Floyd Cooper has illustrated more than sixty books for children and young adults including Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Mises of Color by Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson and Tough Boy Sonatas by Curtis L. Crisler. He lives in Easton Pennsylvania.