Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing

Listen How Pete Seeger Got America Singing Listen There was nobody like Pete Seeger Wherever he went he got people singing With his head thrown backand his Adam s apple bouncing picking his long necked banjoor strumming his twelve string gui

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  • Title: Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing
  • Author: Leda Schubert Raúl Colón
  • ISBN: 9781626722507
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Listen.There was nobody like Pete Seeger.Wherever he went, he got people singing With his head thrown backand his Adam s apple bouncing, picking his long necked banjoor strumming his twelve string guitar, Pete sang old songs, new songs, new words to old songs, and songs he made up.In this tribute to legendary musician and activist Pete Seeger, author Leda Schubert highligListen.There was nobody like Pete Seeger.Wherever he went, he got people singing With his head thrown backand his Adam s apple bouncing, picking his long necked banjoor strumming his twelve string guitar, Pete sang old songs, new songs, new words to old songs, and songs he made up.In this tribute to legendary musician and activist Pete Seeger, author Leda Schubert highlights major musical events in Mr Seeger s life as well important moments of his fight against social injustice From singing sold out concerts to courageously standing against the McCarthy era finger pointing, Pete Seeger s life is celebrated in this book.

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    1. People of a certain age grew up with the songs of Pete Seeger. And singing along at a concert, or in any public gathering. And dancing outside. Music connected to political movements, fair housing, anti-war, women’s suffrage. The stuff I posted below isn’t his angriest political work, but it still is folk music with a political edge. Sung during a time when fighting for justice felt hopeful and important.A Young Pete Seeger singing “Where Have all the Flowers Gone”:youtube/watch?v=T1tqt [...]

    2. i interviewed the author of this book on my radio show, on KKUP, today. I mused that it is just as hard to write a biography in picture book form, as in full on adult biography. You have to do the same amount of research, as you would normally, and then you have to cut out all the words that you can so that the story is short enough to be an easy to read picture book.Do you learn things by reading this? Yes, I did. Do you k now that Pete Seeger was who got people interested in helping to clean u [...]

    3. Just a few months ago, I read and shared Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music & The Path To Justice by Susanna Reich. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and now in the past day, have read this second picture book about whom former President Obama called the "tuning fork" of our time. This book tells the story of Pete's life with each page of text ending in a song or a list of songs that he wrote and sang. There is a brief part of the hardest part of his life when he was blacklisted during the M [...]

    4. Thanks to Blue Slip Media for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. As a school librarian, I absolutely love picture book biographies, and this is one that I will definitely be using for a read aloud with classes. I especially love when books have natural tie-ins with extension activities. Whether or not my students are already familiar with Seger's work, we will be able to listen to clips of his music and discuss the importance that he had on the culture of the United States [...]

    5. Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing is a worthy picture book tribute to the iconic folksinger. The lyrical text begins with “Listen,” an imperative repeated several times. The difference between “listen” and “hear” is a call to pay attention to what is going on beneath and behind the words and tunes of Pete Seeger’s songs. Most pages of the text includes brief lists of two or three titles of songs associated with that page’s content. While most of the songs are not explai [...]

    6. I'll admit, I have a special place in my heart for picture book biographies. I'm not sure why I love them so much, maybe it's the beautiful artwork that usually accompanies them. Or maybe it's the way the authors have to work so hard to choose just the right words to describe the person. Whatever the reason, I was happy to pick up this book about Pete Seeger. While I came after Seeger's time, I am very familiar with a lot of the songs that he brought to the world. In fact, I was amazed at how ma [...]

    7. Many thanks to Kid Lit Exchange for access to a free review copy of this book! All opinions are my own.A beautiful biography of a great musician and activist. Pete Seeger used his songs to spread messages of “justice, peace, equality, and a cleaner environment.” The meaning of many of his songs is referenced throughout the biography as it details major events from his life. Elementary children will love the illustrations and it would be great to go beyond the book by listening to some of his [...]

    8. Pete Seeger loved to sing. He sang everywhere he went and people sang with him all over the USA. He was a passionate American citizen who marched for human rights, wrote songs, sang songs, got people involved. He believed participation would save the human race.Lovely true story with gorgeous illustrations.

    9. A reverent picture book biography of a brave social justice activist willing to stand up to a Congressional committee for what he believed in.

    10. A lovely book about Pete Seeger and how he led others to sing along with him. (There is a history timeline in the back, too.) The only thing that would have improved it is including the lyrics to the songs instead of just the titles. Of course, then it would have been a much thicker book!

    11. There are two new books out this year on Pete Seeger. One is for older children (Stand Up and Sing: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and The Path to Justice by Susanna Reich), and this one is for younger kids. Interestingly, both authors saw Seeger perform when they were young, and were very influenced by him.Leda Schubert writes at the beginning of this book:“Listen.There was nobody like Pete Seeger.Wherever he went, he got people singing.”She tells a bit about his favorite songs, and about his soc [...]

    12. How wonderful to have a partial picture book biography about social activist Pete Seeger who used his songs to rouse others to stand up and speak out for what was right! The illustrations are sun-drenched and show Seeger as he is singing and strumming. The author uses repetition through the word "Listen" to encourage readers to pause, think, and pay attention to the story being told here. In many respects, that technique is effective, particularly since so many words, sounds, images, and message [...]

    13. @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you @kidlitexchange for the review copy of Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing. All opinions are my own. This beautiful picture book tells the story of Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger was an American folk singer and a social activist. He is known for writing such songs as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.” He also recorded many other popular folk songs. Wherever he went, Pete got people to sing, both adults [...]

    14. Pete Seeger was not just a musician and singer, he was intent on motivating his audience to participate, join in, be part of the movement. Whether that movement was singing along with him, marching for equal rights, appreciating the Hudson River and working towards making its water clean or creating a handbook so anyone could learn to play the banjo; Seeger was a man of action, who believed in community as the solution to many problem. The author of this literary biography cunningly inserts many [...]

    15. Schubert, Leda Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing. PICTURE BOOK. Pictures by Raul Colon. Roaring Brook, 2017. $18.Pete Seeger sang his way through in order to buoy spirits and impart messages. Seeger is the epitome of the role of folk singer, if not the originator. Extremely popular in the 1960’s, he is virtually unknown by children today. This narrative is rather sparse and more along the lines of a list of Seeger’s songs. This would be perhaps useful as an introduction to the 60 [...]

    16. Pete Seeger was a legendary musician, social activist, and children’s author. This picture book biography uses simple, yet almost lyrical text (with stanzas that start with the word “Listen”) and beautiful illustrations to tell the story of how this man encouraged so many people to get involved in making the world a better place. A biographical timeline and bibliographic references make this book a good nonfiction resource for any bookshelf and a terrific starting point for further researc [...]

    17. Brilliant look at the famous folk singer and activist. All quotes are sourced. The book is written in simple text very like a song, repeating "Listen" like a refrain, "What trouble? This trouble" etc. Includes titles of many of his songs in the text, and they're in quotation marks and a colored font. Timeline includes details on the day he died, and a quote from President Obama's statement about him at the time. The book doesn't cover his childhood, just how he played songs wherever he went, enc [...]

    18. A wonderful paean to Pete Seeger and his influence on the music, culture, and politics of his time. Colón's art beautifully captures the people and sites of the tumultuous period in which Seeger lived, worked, and sang. Both text and illustration make readers want to share the songs. Author's note and timeline round out this excellent picture book celebration of a man who helped change the trajectory of U.S. policy.

    19. @kidlitexchange, #partner ❤️ Thank you, #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book! Opinion is my own ❤️ I enjoyed reading this biography about folk musician, Pete SeegerI did not know much about him, but this beautifully illustrated book certainly sparked my interest! 👍🏻👍🏻

    20. A beautifully written biography on singer Pete Seeger. Kids probably won't pick this one up on their own but if a parent or grandparent who is a fan introduces them, I think they will learn a lot about the singer and about American history. Excellent back matter.

    21. Better than the last book I read about Pete Seeger, but not by much. I enjoyed the illustrations, even if yet another artist can't draw Pete's 5-string banjo very well.

    22. I love this book. Such a fun biography of Pete Seeger's life and all that he stood for and supported. I loved the that they included quotes and many of the songs he sang in every page. Biography

    23. Great juvenile biography of Pete. Covers the main points beautifully. Lovely illustrations by Raul Colon.

    24. Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. My third-grade students loved this biography of Pete Seeger. While many of them were familiar with his songs, they didn't know the story of his life or the impact he had on American civic engagement. My students loved hearing how Leda Schubert was impacted by Pete Seeger's music in the author's note. They also couldn't help but sing along when Schubert mentioned the names of songs they knew!The main [...]

    25. This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Our book today is Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing, written by Leda Schubert and illustrated by Raúl Colón, the story of the noted folk singer and activist.There never was anybody quite like Pete. From his earliest days of performing, he wanted his music to say something. He wanted it to make people think, talk, interact, and especially sing. He sang old songs and n [...]

    26. Full review with teaching tools: unleashingreaders/?p=1Schubert’s narrative of Seeger’s life is so lyrical and poetic–it is a song accompanied by beautifully textured, light illustrations that bring the biography to life. I can tell that Schubert is a fan of Seeger because she told his story with gentleness and love honoring a man that is truly an American hero.The more I read about Pete Seeger, the more I am intrigued. I have heard about Pete Seeger my whole life, but it wasn’t until I [...]

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