When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson

When Marian Sang The True Recital of Marian Anderson Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in which drew an integrated crowd of people in pre Civil Rights America While this momentous event showcased

  • Title: When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
  • Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan Brian Selznick
  • ISBN: 9780439269674
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of 75,000 people in pre Civil Rights America While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her voice, the strength of her character, and the struggles of the times in which she lived, it is only part of her story Like the operatic arias Marian wMarian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of 75,000 people in pre Civil Rights America While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her voice, the strength of her character, and the struggles of the times in which she lived, it is only part of her story Like the operatic arias Marian would come to sing, Ryan s text is as moving as a libretto, and Selznick s pictures as exquisitely detailed and elaborately designed as a stage set What emerges most profoundly from their shared vision is a role model of courage.

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    • Pam Muñoz Ryan Brian Selznick

      Pam Mu oz Ryan is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, ECHO, a 2016 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize She has written over forty books for young people picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels She the author recipient of the NEA s Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Willa Cather Award, the Pura Belpr medal, the PEN USA award, and many others Her novels include Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Le n, Paint the Wind, The Dreamer, and Echo She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, holds a bachelor s and master s degree from San Diego State University and lives in north San Diego county with her family.



    834 thoughts on “When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson

    • I was so excited to find this book after falling in love with Ryan and Selznick's other book Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Based on a True Story "When Marian Sang" did not disappoint!My book came with a companion cassette recording which I thought was just going to be of Marian's famous Lincoln Memorial performance but was actually a narration of the story. What I liked about this: we got to hear the songs from the book--isn't it neat to KNOW what the songs are supposed to sound like, rather [...]


    • Marian loved to sing and she did it very well. This story describes the talents and struggles of a gifted singer, in the times of racial barriers in the 20th century. We follow Marian from her childhood, singing in church, through her rejection to a music school that refused to take her because of her color, to her success despite the challenges of racism and prejudice.We find that Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated cr [...]


    • Absolutely loved this picturebook biography if Marian Anderson's life and struggle to be heard as an African American singer. I was saddened to learn that although she was American she was not allowed to perform in many places or treated with the dignity all people deserve, but that she was able to get and do all of those things overseas! Marian was very determined and persevered to achieve her dreams, and not only that, but she also used her platform to help others. This was a quick and easy re [...]


    • To check out my review: dancinginth3darkIt amazes me how this famous opera singer never graces the pages of history books in terms of historical and remarkable tale of overcoming struggles in the United States. I remember vividly reading this book in my civics class and being enchanted by the story, how relatable Marian Anderson is, and how I never came across her name before reading this book. I couldn't believe this story to be true and I wish they would make a movie out of her character. If t [...]


    • Perseverance. If I had to choose one word to encapsulate what “When Marian Sang” is about, this would be it. The beautifully illustrated biography, written by Pam Muñoz Ryan with pictures by Brian Selznick, provides an insight into the life of one of our country’s greatest singers, Marian Anderson. The book follows Marian from childhood, when she began her vocal career in youth choirs throughout South Philadelphia, astounding her neighborhood audiences with her vibrant multi-range voice. [...]


    • “When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson: The Voice of a Century” is a story that describes the struggles a gifted singer during the times of racial barriers in the 20th century (Ryan, 2005). Ryan takes us through Marian’s life as a child singing in church, to a young adult that is rejected from a music school because of her color (Ryan, 2005). We watch how Marian overcomes her struggles and fights the racial barriers of her time (Ryan, 2005). Marian Anderson is best known fo [...]


    • I did enjoy WHEN MARIAN SANG. I did not know Marian Anderson before reading it and wish, now, I could meet her. The plot and theme were similar to a dozen African-American Athlete stories that have been written or made into television shows and movies. Yet this touched me more—perhaps it was the lyrics that peppered the pages, or the idea that “high art” such as opera, might transcend street violence or prejudice, or the fact that she was accepted internationally before she was accepted at [...]


    • When Marian Sang is a great book for students in the upper elementary grades and studying music. Marian Anderson was one of the United States most important singers who is known for her concert at the Lincoln Memorial is 1939. She drew a diverse crowd of over 75,000 people together! She has such an incredible story beyond the power of her voice, her character and ability to see beyond race, and the struggles and ignorance with which she survived through. The book begins with sharing her story as [...]


    • Her story is so inspiring! I only wish a CD had accompanied this book so that I could listen to her singing. Brian Selznick's illustrations are beautiful in their shades of brown, especially the gorgeous two-page spreads at the end of the book. Made me want to read more about her. Highly recommended!


    • When Marian Sang is a historical narrative about the life of Marian Anderson. It explains her life growing up and how she loved to sing. It goes into depth about her experiencing her father’s depth and how that reflected in her music. It explains her hard working life and support from her family. What’s interesting is the book explains Marian’s acknowledgement of prejudice and how that affected her way to her singing career. Marian sang with dignity no matter what negative influences she e [...]


    • Recommended for all ages. What a wonderful book! I didn't know very much about Marian Anderson before I read this book, but I'm so glad I know a bit more now. Interspersed with quotes and lyrics from gospel spirituals, and illustrated by the amazing Brian Selznik, this book by Pam Munoz Ryan is a true gem. Read it. You won't be disappointed, and you'll want to read more about the talented Marian Anderson.Reviewed by Lisa Coleman, Youth Services, Vernon Area Public Library


    • This book was a very short but informative biography of Marian Anderson. She was born during the Jim Crow Laws era so there were many people who did not want to hear her sing, but she overcame it by reaching for the sun. It is an inspiring books for children of color and children in general because it teaches that we can do anything we want, as long as we put time and effort into it. Marian was a very strong woman who had a goal of making her voice heard. I did not know anything about her but th [...]


    • This was an inspiring tale of how a young African American overcame the prejudices in the United States to obtain her dream of singing in front of large audiences and obtaining an education that she deserves. It had a lot of words though so I would suggest it either as a read-a-loud or for a older audience.


    • This was a very touching and motivating story detailing the life and determination of Marian Anderson. This book was a very compelling read, and as I read and admired the artwork by Brian Selznick, I kept thinking and repeating the expression, "When one door closes, a window opens." That phrase could not be more true for Marian Anderson. Even as a young child, all Marian ever wanted to do was sing, but she was born during a time when her skin color stopped her from achieving her dream. This book [...]


    • Categories/Genres for this class fulfilled by this book: Non-Fiction; Picture BookEstimate of age level of interest: Grades K-5Estimate of reading level:Grade 4Brief description:The book tells the story of the great opera singer Marian Anderson, a black woman whose 1939 concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial drew a crowd of 75,000 people in her support. Readers will learn the incredible struggles Anderson faced as a black performer in the US and the hard work required to become such an acc [...]


    • Summary: This book is a biography about Marian Anderson. Marian is known for a concert she had on the Lincoln Memorial back in 1939. The biography begins with Marian as a child. She loved to sing and she always was humming while working. Her voice stood out and was so “strong and velvety” that all wanted to hear her sing. The choir director wanted to hear her sing and paired her to sing the low parts of the song. She was then being invited to other churches to sing as well. Marian sang with [...]


    • I was thinking about my Dad today, and in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King I have a special person I would like to introduce some of you to.Her name was Marian Anderson, and she was one of the most amazing opera singers of her time. She sang everywhere in Europe and had a voice that was breathtaking. Thinking of my Dad because he was the one who told me about Ms Anderson when I was six, sitting in our living room off La Joya listening to a live Met broadcast like we did every Saturday. I can stil [...]


    • When Marian sang is big beautiful picture book biography about the legendary singer Marian Anderson. Marian was a young girl born in 1897 in South Philadelphia growing up in a town where African American people didn’t have the same and equal rights the white people while also dealing with segregation issues. Marian loved to sing and sang at her church and other black function. Growing up Marian wanted to take her singing to a higher level and go to a singing school but was rejected because of [...]


    • Synopsis: An introduction into the life, struggles and accomplishments of one of the world's greatest singers, Marian Anderson. Best known for her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an unprecedented integrated crowd in a pre-Civil Rights America.Review: Born in 1897, Philadelphia was a segregated community. Children will read about Marian's childhood dream to sing at the Metropolitan Opera. Of course, during this time, there were many obstacles that stood i [...]


    • This is a fascinating story of a singer I knew virtually nothing about. It was nominated to be one of the March 2011 Music-themed reads for the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at . It didn't win, but we decided to read it anyway and I'm so glad. We've also read another collaboration between Pam Muñoz Ryan and Brian Selznick: Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and we had high expectations for this story. We were not disappointed. The story was beautifully illustrated and the n [...]


    • Read it for the first time, aloud to my family. Couldn't get through it without choking up. By the same author as Esperanza Rising, this story relates the rise of Marian Anderson to stardom against the tide of racism. From childhood, her voice set her apart. Throughout life, her voice, her perseverance, her courage, and her friends gave momentum to her career and the broader cause of true freedom.


    • Reading level: 1-5 Selznick uses an interesting assortment of colors in the illustrations. The use of browns, creams, and occasional color make the time period seem somber and almost dark. There is a dramatic effect that is added in the shading and the faces of the people. Also, the pictures are very large on the page, taking up about ¾ of each page. Then, the text is on the sides of the page, in white space so that it is separated from the rest of the text. Ryan uses a mixture of plain text an [...]


    • In memorable text and haunting Liquitex acrylic illustrations, the team that combined their talents for Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride bring to life the story of Marian Anderson's rise to fame. Snubbed by the music school she desperately wanted to attend due to segregation, she took voice lessons paid by her church community and traveled to Europe where she took the continent by storm. She returned to the United States in triumph, ready to sing her heart out. When Constitution Hall refused to [...]


    • 1st to 3rd Grade Read aloudSelznick’s warm paintings create beautiful and dramatic images of Marian Anderson’s life and journey. He uses a rich palette of blacks, browns and whites to depict a historical view of this inspiring, talented singer’s story. Ryan brings the story to light with her text, which is targeted toward primary students as a picture book. Large images and abundant text fill each page leading the audience through the “recital” of Anderson’s rise to acclaim as a reno [...]


    • Somehow I missed this when it was published several years ago. The story begins with Marian’s childhood, all the way to her triumph singing at the Lincoln Memorial, with some follow-up of changes that occurred after that. The author and illustrator notes at the back are also of interest, adding more to Marian’s story, and the spark that started both down the path in crafting this book. The story of Marian’s voice is celebrated by interspersing songs she sang throughout her lifetime, and th [...]


    • Having never heard the story of Marian Anderson, I was captivated by her persistence and her grit to continue to sing no matter what people told her she could and could not do because she was African American. The illustrations by Brian Selznick bring life to Marian's story and are incredibly detailed. At the bottom of most pages in the book, some of the song lyrics that Marian sang and recorded appeared in italics. To gain a better insight into Marian's incredible talent, I listened to one of h [...]


    • When Marian Sang is a must have and must read book. The illustrations capture the reader's eyes. Marian encourages readers to be faithful and follow their dreams, but to work hard to make those dreams come through. Despite the horrible conditions of her time,, and being an African American young girl, she did not give up. Her dream was to sing, and she sang. I love the small songs added to the book by Pam. The book can be used in art and music.


    • The human race can be blind to each other which is tragic and infuriating. Marian Anderson sang with the angels surrounding her and finally found her place in the world which denied her repeatedly. The story is sad and joyous and the illustrations match it.Beautiful story about a beautiful woman who was so much more.Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick and published by .


    • When Maria Sang is a touching story of the struggles she faced becoming a singer. This book can be used to introduce students to the struggles of African American's while incorporating american history.



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