Monday, April 30, 2018

Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten by Laura Veirs -- ADVISABLE

Veirs, Laura Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten, illustrated by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. NONFICTION. PICTURE BOOK. Chronicle Books, 2018. $18. 9781452148571

This nonfiction picture book tells of the extraordinary life of Elizabeth Cotten, a left-handed musical prodigy who grew up playing her guitar backwards and upside down. She became famous late in life through a combination of luck, talent, and pure hard work, and was best known for her song "Freight Train."

Libba is a beautifully-illustrated biography that shows it's never too early to start on your dreams -- and never too late to fulfill them.

EL -- ADVISABLE. Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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