Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award–winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid―a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws.

Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations.

Product details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 2
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 10, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374303010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374303013