The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

Celebrate the life of Lena Horne, the pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist, with this inspiring and powerful picture book from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford.


Lena Horne was born into the freedom struggle, to a family of teachers and activists. Her mother dreamed of being an actress, so Lena followed in her footsteps as she chased small parts in vaudeville, living out of a suitcase until MGM offered Lena something more—the first ever studio contract for a black actress.

January 2017

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Ages 4-8

ISBN 978-1-4814-6824-4

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford

  

All Images Copyright 2016 Elizabeth Zunon