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Author Robeson, Susan, 1953- author.

Title Grandpa stops a war : a Paul Robeson story / Susan Robeson ; illustrated by Rod Brown.

Publication Info. New York : Seven Stories Press, [2019]

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Easy Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  E B ROBE P    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  E B ROB    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Juvenile Biography - RIPG-1  J B ROBESON    AVAILABLE
Edition Triangle Books for Young Readers first edition.
First edition.
Description 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Summary "Daddy always said it takes a man of peace to stop a war." Based on the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, comes this recollection of his bravery and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson, with her debut book. When Susan was a child her father and grandfather told her family stories over and over. Grandpa Paul was a great man, a singer with a deep and rumbling voice, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of the children and families living in countries at war. His songs were always full of emotion, and evoking the African-American spirituals of his own father's childhood, he was able to communicate even with people who didn't speak the same language. Though it was dangerous, Robeson went to Spain and traveled to the front lines of the war (in a Buick!). There, he asked the soldiers to set up speakers facing the fighters on both sides of the battlefield. And then he sang ... With gorgeous illustrations from the fine artist Rod Brown, When Grandpa Stops A War celebrates the activism and achievements of the great Paul Robeson, and shows readers the power of art in times of discord and war." -- Provided by publisher.
Audience Grades K-3.
Ages 5-9.
Subject Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 -- Juvenile literature.
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976. (OCoLC)fst00055431
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976.
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976.
Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939) (OCoLC)fst01352321
Chronological Term 1936-1939
Subject African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Peace -- Juvenile literature.
Actors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Actors. (OCoLC)fst00796296
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Peace. (OCoLC)fst01055758
Political activists. (OCoLC)fst01069192
Singers. (OCoLC)fst01119301
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Peace.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- African Americans -- Juvenile literature.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, African Americans -- Juvenile literature.
Spain. (OCoLC)fst01204303
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Picture books.
Biographies.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Brown, Rod, 1961- illustrator.
Added Title Paul Robeson story
ISBN 9781609808822 (hardcover)
1609808827 (hardcover)

 
    
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