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Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice Hardcover – March 14, 2017
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"Gustavson’s mixed-media illustrations highlight Seeger’s modest upbringing and down-to-earth persona, pairing lushly illustrated scenes of him traveling and performing with rough, loose sketches . . . An intimate look at a pivotal American figure." - Publisher's Weekly
"The 'We Shall Overcome' songwriter’s legacy spans decades, and this will surely help a new generation understand his fervor and still-relevant message." - Booklist
"Gustavson’s realistic art supports the admiring tone. . . . A solid introduction." - School Library Journal
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About the Author
Susanna Reich is the award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction books that have received many starred reviews and honors, such as Four Fab Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles and Minette's Feast:The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat. She lives in Ossining, NY, with her husband, children's book author, Gary Golio.
Adam Gustavson is the illustrator of over twenty books for children, including the Sydney Taylor Honor winner, The Yankee at the Seder; Rock 'n' Roll Highway, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year and a CBC Children's Choices Award winner; and Amelia Bloomer Award winner, Rough, Tough Charley. Adam holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children.
Top customer reviews
Pete was an admirable man; the kind of person that stuck to his beliefs; always tried to do the right thing and stood up for those who couldn't. Sadly, he had experienced a lot of tough times, which often lasted a while and mainly was from what was going on in America in that period. But I loved how he appreciated the little things and remained humble no matter what. He always sought out ways to uplift and improve the situation, never fearing the consequences, and I think many could learn from him and implement that in their own lives.
I have to mention the illustrations. Adam Gustavson did a superb job, depicting each significant moment so wonderfully. I think seeing the pictures gave more life to the book and evoked my emotions. They truly moved my heart.
This short yet insightful book has motivated me to research about Pete Seeger's life, his music, and the many ways he helped to encourage change. And I hope that young readers, the intended target, will feel the same after picking this up.
In the classroom: Pete Seeger’s story intertwines with many parts of history that are taught. It would be interesting to read Pete’s story when studying the 60s and see how he was influential throughout the different social issues in the 60s. I think it would also be fascinating to listen to Pete’s music while reading the book and discussing how the poetry that he turned into music reflected the feelings of those fighting oppression during this time.