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Give Me Wings

How a Choir of Slaves Took on the World

by Kathy Lowinger

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list price: $21.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Aug 2015
ISBN:9781554517473
publisher: Annick Press
About the Author

Kathy Lowinger is an award-winning author whose books include Give Me Wings! How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World (2015), and Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People (2017).

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
11 to 14
Grade:
6 to 12
Awards
  • Joint winner, Independent Publishers Book Award
  • Joint winner, Nautilus Book Award
  • , Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • , Golden Oak Award nomination, Ontario Library Association
  • Joint winner, Skipping Stones Honor Book
  • Winner, Gelett Burgess Award
  • Short-listed, Montaigne Medal finalist, Eric Hoffer Award
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award finalist, B.C.’s Young Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Short-listed, Indiefab Book of the Year Awards finalist, Foreword Reviews
Editorial Reviews

“Well-written . . . lavishly illustrated . . . a treasure-trove of potential primary sources which intermediate and high school aged students can anaylze.” —Canadian Teacher, 02/01/17

— Canadian Teacher

“Recommended for all libraries, this excellent title will be especially useful in collaboration with school curricula.”—School Library Journal, *starred review, 08/15


“… a story of triumph …”—The Pirate Tree, 08/04/15


“… a truly inspiring story.”—Amy Rae’s Reviews, 07/14/15


“… beautiful, informative, and inspiring …”—The Literate Quilter, 08/16/15

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Give Me Wings: How a choir of former slaves took on the world

The inspiring true story of Ella Sheppard, a young freed slave, who founded the Jubilee Singers, an African-American choir that helped change people's attitudes towards them.

This true story depicts the passion and salvation that one tenacious slave, Ella Sheppard, finds in music. Ella forms the Jubilee Singers choir that found joy in song that ended up saving their lives. The book, arranged in nine chapters provides a rich history of slavery, and includes maps, photographs, posters, art work, and a time line. The inclusion of lyrics to spiritual songs sung by black slaves that make this resource especially shine.

Authors available for school visits.

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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