Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens

by Nina Nolan and John Holyfield

“People might say little Mahalia Jackson was born with nothing, but she was... read more

“People might say little Mahalia Jackson was born with nothing, but she was born with something all right. A voice that was bigger than she was.” Nolan’s concise, conversational text traces the course of the Mahalia Jackson’s life from a shotgun shack in New Orleans to her years singing at Carnegie Hall and the March on Washington. John Holyfield’s expressionistic acrylic paintings capture the larger-than-life spirit of the great gospel singer, who was happiest “hollering” for the Lord in churches across the country. (Ages 4–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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