Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. This inspiring and informative little biography follows the inspirational life of the First Lady of Song, from her early singing days on the streets of Harlem to her success as a jazz legend.
Ella Fitzgerald was the first African-American woman to win a Grammy Award. She was also given the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Equal Justice Award and the American Black Achievement Award, as well as many other awards that honoured her accomplishments both in the music world and in the civil rights movement.
Not only does this book celebrate the life of an outstanding black person, it also shines a light on the injustices that she had to endure throughout her life because of the colour of her skin. This book can be used to start a conversation with your child on the injustices black people still face today. We have to educate a new generation to be anti-racist, so that in the future we can live in a fairer, more equal world. Black Lives Matter.
100% of profits from the sales of this book will be donated to two anti-racist charities. Both aim to tackle racism in the UK and create a society in which everyone has a chance to thrive and be treated with the respect that they deserve, regardless of the colour of their skin.
Click here to find out more about each charity and a list of black owned independent book shops in the UK which we urge you to support.
- Author: Vegara, Isabel Sanchez & Alca, Barbara
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrated: Full colour
- Pages: 32
- Dimensions: 240 x 195mm