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Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times of Pete Seeger

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Riveting biography of beloved folk singer, activist.

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Pete Seeger's life and music represent the very best of what America has to offer, and his consistent dedication to virtuous ideals and the struggles of common people was truly remarkable. Children's book expert and author Anita Silvey's biography is rich in detail and full of excellent historical information, anecdotes, and archival photographs, though some of the writing is slightly clunky.

Because Seeger did not retain the fame and notoriety that he deserved, many people, especially of younger generations, might not know of his incredible story, though surely they may be familiar with some of his songs and many of the folk singers he inspired and influenced, including Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, and others. Let Your Voice Be Heard does the important work of sharing Pete's legacy and message with the next generation, who may be inspired to look up his music and pick up where he left off when he passed away in 2014.

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