Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens

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Mahalia Jackson is an autobiography about a gospel singer. She was born in the south and was very poor. When she was a little girl, she liked to sing to her baby cousins. She would sing because it made them happy. She also sang at church and once at a nightclub. When she got older she went to Chicago and she liked it there. But she needed to find her church. She sang and made everybody happy. She went to the most famous place in the world to sing and was a famous gospel singer. She even sang before Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He was giving that speech because he dreamed that people with black skin or people with any skin color should be treated equally. I really like his speech because it is telling people to be fine with any color skin. Mahalia singing before his speech was really special.

The pictures in the book are really really good and amazing. The pictures are really realistic and even show shadows. The pictures are beautiful. My favorite is the pictures of her singing.

I think this book is good for any age person. It is not scary or sad, it is just cool. It tells about a person’s dream coming true and trusting in God.

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Author Nina Nolan, John Holyfield, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Amistad
Publish Date 27-Jan-2015
ISBN 9780060879440
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Issue July 2015
Category Children's


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