Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Slaves Took on the World (Hardcover)

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Changing minds one song at a time. The 1800s were a dangerous time to be a black girl in the United States, especially if you were born a slave. Ella Sheppard was such a girl, but her family bought their freedom and moved to Ohio where slavery was illegal; they even scraped enough money together to send Ella to school and buy her a piano. In 1871, when her school ran out of money and was on the brink of closure, Ella became a founding member of a traveling choir, the Jubilee Singers, to help raise funds for the Fisk Free Colored School, later known as Fisk University. Framed within Ella's inspiring story, Give Me Wings is narrative nonfiction at its finest, taking readers through one of history's most tumultuous and dramatic times, touching on the Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction Era.

About the Author

Kathy Lowinger's first book with Annick Press was "Shifting Sands" (Spring 2014). The former publisher of Tundra Books, she lives in Toronto.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781554517473
ISBN-10: 1554517478
Publisher: Annick Press
Publication Date: August 7th, 2015
Pages: 146
Language: English