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Leontyne Price


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A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.

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Carole Boston Weatherford's picture books have received many literary accolades, including a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award, and an NAACP Image Award. She is also the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature. Carole lives in North Carolina and teaches at Fayetteville State University. To learn more about her, visit CBWeatherford.com. Raul Col n is the illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including As Good as Anybody by Richard Michelson and Dona Flor and Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora. His works have received the Pura Belpre Award, Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, and two Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Awards. Raul lives in New York with his wife.


While Weatherford addresses the barriers Price faced, her love of music and the presence of those who supported her are deeply felt.
--Publishers Weekly starred review, October 2014

A true marriage of lyrical text and majestic illustrations, the book shines a much-needed spotlight on an important cultural figure.
--School Library Journal starred review, November 2014 This does a beautiful job of capturing the dreams of a young girl who has the talent and willpower to make them come true, and Colon's dappled artwork is an excellent visual accompaniment.
--Booklist starred review, November 2014

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