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Author Robeson, Susan, 1953- author.

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

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York ; Oakland : Seven Stories Press, [2019]
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 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 ROB    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 ROB    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 ROB    AVAILABLE
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Description 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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.
Note Grades K-3.
Audience Ages 5-9.
Note Ages 5-9.
Audience 610L Lexile
Note 610L Lexile
Subject Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Peace -- Juvenile literature.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- African Americans -- Juvenile literature.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, African Americans -- Juvenile literature.
Actors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Brown, Rod, 1961- illustrator.
Added Title Paul Robeson story
ISBN 9781609808822 (hardcover)
1609808827 (hardcover)
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