February 27 Birthday: WHEN MARIAN SANG: THE TRUE RECITAL OF MARIAN ANDERSON

Marian Anderson, musician
Feb. 27, 1897-Apr. 8, 1993

When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic, 2002)

When
African-American contralto Marian Anderson was 57 years old, she sang
with the Metropolitan Opera. This is the story of her journey, from
childhood church singer to European sensation to opera star.

Marian Anderson: A Life in Song
exhibit at the Penn Library not only contains information about
Anderson’s tours, but includes video and audio excerpts from interviews
and performances.