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Who Was Pete Seeger? (Who Was/Is...?)

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Pete Seeger was an American folk musician and social activist whose outspoken songs about freedom and justice got him blacklisted from radio and TV for years.

Pete Seeger was still singing and playing the banjo for tens of thousands of fans even when he was at the age of ninety-four. Born in New York City on May 3, 1919, Pete came from a family of musicians. Despite writin
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Penguin Workshop
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Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This biography of folk singer Pete Seeger reveals a complex and controversial individual who used music to rally people to causes in which he believed, such as civil rights, unions, better government, and fighting pollution. Born in 1919, Seeger was introduced to folk music by his musician parents. He earned money through a hodgepodge of music-related jobs including transcribing folk songs for the Library of Congress and performing individually and as part of two groups: the Almanac Singers and ...more
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The life and accomplishments of Pete Seeger are laid out in classic Who Was ...? style in this appealing biography. From his childhood, to his death, Seeger's activism and musical style are explained in the context of the events of the time. I liked that attention was paid to the McCarthy era and the blacklisting of artists and musicians: "This was not how democracy was supposed to work." Clear, engaging writing and line drawings that complement the text make this a winning title to read for sch ...more
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