Even as a young girl, Mahalia Jackson loved gospel music. Life was difficult for Mahalia growing up, but singing gospel always lifted her spirits and made her feel special. She soon realized that her powerful voice stirred everyone around her, and she wanted to share that with the world. Although she was met with hardships along the way, Mahalia never gave up on her dreams. Mahalia’s extraordinary journey eventually took her to the historic March on Washington, where she sang to thousands and inspired them to find their own voices. With a timeline and further reading section, this book is perfect for Common Core.
My Review of Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens
This story stresses the importance of preserving even though the odds are against it. Here faith and amazing voice have captivated listeners for generations.
The painted illustrations are my favorite part of the entire book. There are several I would love to see in large format hanging in a gallery somewhere. This book is an absolute is a must for lovers of art and music.
I highly recommend this book for children 4+.