The Voice that
Challenged a Nation

The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
by Russell Freedman

A moving account of the life of Marian Anderson, a talented and determined artist who was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall and went on to thrill a crowd of 75,000 in a performance at the Lincoln Memorial. Freedman has written an interesting and carefully researched account of her life.

Awards Won by this book

  - Newbery Honor Book 2005
  - School Library Journal Best Books 2005 

Reading Levels for this book

Interest Level:  Gr. 5-9            DRA Level:  60                    Lexile Measure:  1180L
Grade Equivalent: 7.3            Guided Reading:  Y

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