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Blues for Lady Day
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Blues for Lady Day: the story of Billie Holiday

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781642730210

Publication Date: 13 Jun 2019

Subject: Older Graphic novels

Suitable for: Secondary

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Universally regarded as one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Billie Holiday lived a troubled life fragmented by poverty, jail, heartbreak, and addiction. This hauntingly beautiful graphic novel tells the story of her life, from her first stage appearance in Harlem, to her musical heyday in the 1940s, to her untimely death in 1959.

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Universally regarded as one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Billie Holiday lived a troubled life fragmented by poverty, jail, heartbreak, and addiction. This hauntingly beautiful graphic novel tells the story of her life, from her first stage appearance in Harlem, to her musical heyday in the 1940s, to her untimely death in 1959.

Since her death she has become an icon of music, style and resistance. Her influence is felt in almost all popular music and her story continues to resonate with musicians of all backgrounds.

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F
Subject
Older Graphic novels
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Illustrations
B & W illustrations throughout
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13 Jun 2019
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Import
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9781642730210
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Paperback
Pages
112
Width
177mm
Height
254mm
Weight
234g
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