Sing Aretha Sing

"An empowering picture book biography of Aretha Franklin and her role in civil rights, perfect for Women's History Month and Black History Month"--

Author: Hanif Abdurraqib

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

ISBN: 0374313458

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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A young Aretha Franklin captivates her community with the song “Respect” during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, in this striking picture book biography that will embolden today’s young readers to sing their own truth. When Aretha Franklin sang, she didn’t just sing...she sparked a movement. As a performer and a civil rights activist, the Queen of Soul used her voice to uplift freedom fighters and the Black community during the height of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Her song “Respect” was an anthem of identity, survival, and joy. It gave hope to people trying to make change. And when Aretha sang, the world sang along. With Hanif Abdurraqib’s poetic voice and Ashley Evans’s dynamic illustrations, Sing, Aretha, Sing! demonstrates how one brave voice can give new power to a nation, and how the legacy of Aretha Franklin lives on in a world still fighting for freedom.

Singing in a Strange Land

The service concluded, C. L. had the doors of the church thrown open as he announced that Aretha would now sing R&B and whoever wanted to stay or leave ...

Author: Nick Salvatore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316030775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 334

A prizewinning historian pens this biography of C.L. Franklin, the greatest African-American preacher of his generation, father of Aretha, and civil rights pioneer.

A Voice Named Aretha

In this stirring biography of a true artistic and social icon, award-winning creators Katheryn Russell-Brown and Laura Freeman show young readers how Aretha's talent, intelligence, and perseverance made her a star who will shine on for ...

Author: Katheryn Russell-Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1547602740

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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From acclaimed author and illustrator pairing comes a beautiful picture book biography about the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and how she fought for respect throughout her life. Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, a legend. But before she became a star, she was a shy little girl with a voice so powerful it made people jump up, sway, and hum along. Raised in a house full of talking and singing, Aretha learned the values that would carry her through life--from her church choir in Detroit to stages across the world. When she moved to New York City to start her career, it took years of hard work before she had a hit song. In the turbulent 1960s, she sang about "Respect" and refused to perform before segregated audiences. The first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha always remembered who she was and where she came from. In this stirring biography of a true artistic and social icon, award-winning creators Katheryn Russell-Brown and Laura Freeman show young readers how Aretha's talent, intelligence, and perseverance made her a star who will shine on for generations to come. Acclaim for Little Melba and Her Big Trombone 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominee Outstanding Literary Work--Children 2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor 2015 ALA Notable Children's Book 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force 2015 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction, Recommended Title


America's Queen of Soul recounts the story of her life, from her childhood as a minister's daughter in Detroit to her rise to success, offering insights into the faith and determination that have taken her to the top.

Author: Aretha Franklin



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 886

America's Queen of Soul recounts the story of her life, from her childhood as a minister's daughter in Detroit to her rise to success, offering insights into the faith and determination that have taken her to the top.

Amazing Grace A tribute to Aretha Franklin

But we're alone now and I'm singing this song for you ... Dennis Edwards, the voice of Papa Was A Rolling Stone, and whom Aretha had a romance with years ...

Author: Alessandro Bonini


ISBN: 0244411832



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More Girls Who Rocked the World

They knew Reverend Franklin's tenyear-old daughter could sing, but they had no idea she sounded ... Aretha Louise Franklin was practically born singing.

Author: Michelle Roehm McCann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582706417

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 457

"Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the 2012 bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and inspiring collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who rocked the world before turning twenty. A variety of achievements, interests, and ethnic backgrounds are represented, from Annie Oakley and Cleopatra to Malala Yousafzai and Misty Copeland--each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. Personal aspirations from today's young women are also interspersed throughout the book, as well as profiles of teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now"--


From a creative team with multiple Caldecott Honors comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1534452281

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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From a creative team with multiple Caldecott Honors comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves. Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father’s Detroit church where her soaring voice spanned more than three octaves. Her string of hit songs earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” multiple Grammy Awards, and a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But Aretha didn’t just raise her voice in song, she also spoke out against injustice and fought for civil rights. This authoritative, rhythmic picture book biography will captivate young readers with Aretha’s inspiring story.

The Reason to Sing

Then you bring in “Think” (by Aretha Franklin and Ted White) in which you are everything you are trying to be. We talk about why this song is different for ...

Author: Craig Carnelia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000361888

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

View: 182

In The Reason to Sing, renowned composer-lyricist and teacher Craig Carnelia provides musical actors with a step-by-step guide to making their singing performances more truthful, vivid, and full of life. Using a technique developed over decades of teaching the professional community of Broadway actors and students alike, The Reason to Sing utilizes detailed descriptions of sessions the author has had with his notable students and lays out a new and proven approach to help you build your skills, your confidence, and your career. This book is intended for musical theater acting students as well as working professionals and teachers of the craft.

Next Song I Sing

“She sings Aretha almost as well as you. How about a duet number like she did with Annie Lenox?Vanessa can sing too. See how this works,” Max said, ...

Author: Donna McDonald

Publisher: Donna McDonald

ISBN: 0988358220

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 806

They say life gets more interesting after 40. Chloe sure hopes so. Freshly divorced at 40, Chloe has few illusions left about her ability to make any of her dreams come true. She is never going to be thin, never going to be a famous singer, and obviously never going to be sexy enough to keep a man like her handsome ex-football player husband from cheating. Thank heavens she at least has great friends. Celebrating her return to Cali with a long weekend at the 5-star Blue Skies Hotel and Spa with them seems like just the thing she needs to jump start her “do over” post-divorce life. How much Chloe ends up liking sexy owner, 45 yr old Jasper Wade, is a surprise though. So is the way Jasper's unrestrained kisses send lust and renewed hope singing through her. About the Next Time Around series Join 40 yr old college friends Chloe, Taylor, and Emma in this contemporary romantic comedy series as they help each other find real love and romance the next time around.

Bob Dylan and Philosophy

The transformative power of music is a Nietzschean theme, and in Tarantula we find an appeal to aretha along these telling lines: “so sing Aretha . . . sing ...

Author: Carl J. Porter

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269760X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

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The legions of Bob Dylan fans know that Dylan is not just a great composer, writer, and performer, but a great thinker as well. In Bob Dylan and Philosophy, eighteen philosophers analyze Dylan’s ethical positions, political commitments, views on gender and sexuality, and his complicated and controversial attitudes toward religion. All phases of Dylan’s output are covered, from his early acoustic folk ballads and anthem-like protest songs to his controversial switch to electric guitar to his sometimes puzzling, often profound music of the 1970s and beyond. The book examines different aspects of Dylan’s creative thought through a philosophical lens, including personal identity, negative and positive freedom, enlightenment and postmodernism in his social criticism, and the morality of bootlegging. An engaging introduction to deep philosophical truths, the book provides Dylan fans with an opportunity to learn about philosophy while impressing fans of philosophy with the deeper implications of his intellectual achievements.


That guitar on the song "To Zion " is amazing. ... It's, "Girl, you can sing— Bitch T Aretha Franklin asked me, "What made you decide to sing?





Page: 184

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Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.

The Double Life of Bob Dylan

... of God /... sing, aretha / sing their sins on mainstreet into its sewer / sing misty if you can. sing without t s eliot's touch / sing in the sewer. the ...

Author: Clinton Heylin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316535230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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“So, you want to know more about Bob Dylan? Read Clinton Heylin’s new book. You’ll get all you need.” — Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young The definitive biography of one contemporary culture’s most iconic and mysterious figures In 2016 Bob Dylan sold his personal archive to the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reportedly for $22 million. As the boxes started to arrive, the Foundation asked Clinton Heylin – author of the acclaimed Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades and ‘perhaps the world’s authority on all things Dylan’ (Rolling Stone) – to assess the material they had been given. What he found in Tulsa – as well as what he gleaned from other papers he had recently been given access to by Sony and the Dylan office – so changed his understanding of the artist, especially of his creative process, that he became convinced that a whole new biography was needed. It turns out that much of what previous biographers - Dylan himself included - have said is wrong. With fresh and revealing information on every page A Restless, Hungry Feeling tells the story of Dylan’s meteoric rise to fame: his arrival in early 1961 in New York, where he is embraced by the folk scene; his elevation to spokesman of a generation whose protest songs provide the soundtrack for the burgeoning Civil Rights movement; his alleged betrayal when he ‘goes electric’ at Newport in 1965; his subsequent controversial world tour with a rock ’n’ roll band; and the recording of his three undisputed electric masterpieces: Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. At the peak of his fame in July 1966 he reportedly crashes his motorbike in Woodstock, upstate New York, and disappears from public view. When he re-emerges, he looks different, his voice sounds different, his songs are different. Clinton Heylin’s meticulously researched, all-encompassing and consistently revelatory account of these fascinating early years is the closest we will ever get to a definitive life of an artist who has been the lodestar of popular culture for six decades.

Treasury Little People Big Dreams

f there was someone in Detroit who was born to sing, it was little Aretha. Her mother was a gospel singer and her father was a preacher who believed in the ...

Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 0711264163


Page: 224

View: 896

From the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Treasury presents the full stories of 50 dreamers, rewritten for an older audience.

Of Life and Time

When R. Kelly sang about “Steppin' in the Name of Love,” that's God-speech. ... when He heard Aretha sing “Say A Little Prayer,” Michael Jackson sing “Rock ...

Author: Clifton L. West III

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457553341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 792

Life boils down to two simple questions: What is my purpose, and what should I accomplish during my limited time on Earth? Anyone who has struggled with these questions can relate to Clifton L. West III, a Baptist church deacon who shares his story of an extraordinary life lived by an ordinary man. He writes about his faith and journey through life, offering a message of hope and encouragement for anyone who has struggled with challenges of their own. Of Life and Time focuses on the ingredients for a life well lived–– affirmation, love and righteous and loving instruction––even as it shares details about West, who attended school in Topeka, Kansas, just one year after the Supreme Court case Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka that led to school desegregation. Clifton, a runner, was national champion in the mile run in 1968, led the University of California track and field team, and almost made the 1972 Olympic team. Through his own personal struggles––with the help of his savior, Jesus Christ––Clifton comes to the realization that unconditional love and relationships with others provide the key to good living, even as he realizes his looming mortality. Of Life and Time delivers his timely message of personal testimony, a resounding message of unrelenting hope and unconditional joy for those willing to receive it.

Ladies of Soul

But every effort in me strives for Aretha. I mean, every song I sing I'd be pressing trying to curl my voice and do what Aretha does, and it won't come out ...

Author: David Freeland

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604737271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 939

American soul music of the 1960s is one of the most creative and influential musical forms of the twentieth century. With its merging of gospel, R&B, country, and blues, soul music succeeded in crossing over from African American culture into the general pop culture. Soul became the byword for the styles, attitudes, and dreams of an entire era. Female performers were responsible for some of the most enduring and powerful contributions to the genre. All too frequently overlooked by the star-making critics, seven of these women are profiled in this book -Maxine Brown, Ruby Johnson, Denise LaSalle, Bettye LaVette, Barbara Mason, Carla Thomas, and Timi Yuro. Getting started during the heyday of soul, each of these talented women had recording contracts and gave live performances to appreciative audiences. Their careers can be tracked through the popularity of soul during the 1960s and its decline in the 1970s. With humor, candor, pride, and honest recognition that their careers did not surge into the mainstream and gain superstardom, they recount individual stories of how they struggled for success. Their oral histories as told to David Freeland address compelling issues, including racism and sexism within the music industry. They discuss their grueling hardships on the road, their conflicts with male managers, and the cutthroat competition in the recording business. As each singer examines her career with the author, she reveals the dreams, hopes, and desires on which she has built her professional life. All seven face up to the career swings, from the highs of releasing the first hit to the frustrating lows when the momentum stops. Although the obstacles to stardom are heartbreaking, these singers are committed to their art. With determination and style these seven have pressed onward with club appearances and recordings. They survive through their savvy mix of talent, hubris, and honesty about their lives and their music. David Freeland is an oral historian and artistic adviser of a performance series at Columbia University's Miller Theatre. He has been a guest lecturer at Columbia's School for Social Work.


Arista Aretha Sings the Blues Columbia I've waited with a desperation close ... Aretha has, at last, found a less shattering but excellent way to sing that ...





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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Girls Who Changed the World

Aretha was a little nervous. She had been singing in church and at home for as long as she could remember, and she was ten now—practically a grown-up.

Author: Michelle Roehm McCann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471174921

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 517

Going after you dream doesn’t have to wait – be empowered by these incredible women and start changing the world now. From the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty. Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. Girls Who Changed the World offers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who made a difference early on in life. From Cleopatra to Mindy Kaling, and Aretha Franklin to Emma Watson – each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world – you’ll get to know these capable queens of empires and courageous icons of entertainment. Also included are profiles of gutsy teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now and personal aspirations from today’s young women.

Who Was Aretha Franklin

With iconic hits such as "Respect" and "Think," and countless awards to her name including eighteen Grammys, Aretha Franklin was one of the bestselling artists of all time.

Author: Nico Medina

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451532406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 517

There is only one QUEEN OF SOUL! Discover why Aretha Franklin garners so much R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha Franklin was a musical and cultural icon whose legacy spanned six decades! Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1942, Aretha got her start singing in front of her father's Baptist congregation and found minor success as a gospel singer. She then set her sights on becoming a pop music artist and used her powerful voice and impressive skills on the piano to get a record deal. Aretha released her first of many celebrated albums at the age of 18. In 1987, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making her the first female artist to grace the prestigious list. With iconic hits such as "Respect" and "Think," and countless awards to her name including eighteen Grammys, Aretha Franklin was one of the bestselling artists of all time.

Tradin Shoes

Aretha, the next-to-youngest daughter of Reverend Franklin, admired and loved her greatly. Mahalia encouraged Aretha to sing various classic gospel songs.

Author: Robert Gray Wallace

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595340008

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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This novel, primarily set in the 1960s, is seen through the eyes of a white youth growing up in a black society. The story is not as much about hatred as it is about brotherly love, about a positive encounter in the lives of many. The sixties were indeed volatile times, but presented lessons to be learned, lessons to be passed along to future generations. Millions of people are still fascinated by the 1960s, and the history that unfolded dramatically-assassinations, the Vietnam conflict, Civil Rights, the media, the music-yet a time in the 20th century when life seemed much simpler and tangible. The author takes the reader back through some of these days, back to Detroit. While experiencing the 50s and 60s through Jesse's eyes, his life will become etched in your mind. About the Author-Robert Gray Wallace lived through much of the 1960s as a teenager, celebrating his 19th birthday in Saigon in 1968, just prior to the massive Vietnamese Tet offensive. Growing up he was aware and sensitive to the Civil Rights movement. The rhythm and blues and soulful hits of that era painted dozens of images through the music and lyrics. Much of that time is tightly woven into the pages of this novel simply entitled "Tradin' Shoes."


I.Q.-somewhere in the sixties & twentieth century & so sing aretha . . sing mainstream into orbit! sing the cowbells home! sing misty . . . sing for the ...

Author: Bob Dylan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439107669

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and offers unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution, capturing the stream-of-consciousness preoccupations of the legendary folk poet and his eclectic, erudite cool at a crucial juncture in his artistic development. It has since been welcomed into the Dylan canon, as Dylan himself has cemented his place in the cultural imagination, inspiring Todd Haynes’s acclaimed 2007 musical drama I’m Not There, selling more than 100 million records, and winning numerous prizes, including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. In his acceptance speech for the Nobel, Dylan acknowledged the early influence on his work of Buddy Holly and Lead Belly as well as of wide-ranging classics like Don Quixote, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Moby Dick. Tarantula is a rare chance to see Dylan at a moment in which he was still deeply connected to his country roots and a folk vernacular while opening himself up to the influence of French 19th-century Surrealist writers like Arthur Rimbaud and the Comte de Lautreamont. A decade before the confessional singer-songwriter who would create the 1975 epic, Blood on the Tracks—which was just optioned by filmmaker Luca Guadagnino—here is Dylan at his most verbally playful and radically inventive. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music—a spirit of protest, a poetic spontaneity, and a chronicling of the eccentric and the everyday—which continue to make him a beloved artist and cultural icon.