Libba : the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotten

Libba : the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotten

Veirs, Laura, author.


Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Reading Level
580 Lexile.

Personal Subject
Cotten, Elizabeth
Cotten, Elizabeth.

Subject Term
African American women singers -- Biography
Singers -- United States -- Biography
African American women singers.

Added Author
Fazlalizadeh, Tatyana

Elizabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers (it was her big brother's), and it wasn't strung right for her (she was left-handed). But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway. By age eleven, she'd written "Freight Train," one of the most famous folk songs of the twentieth century. And by the end of her life, people everywhere from the sunny beaches of California to the rolling hills of England knew her music.

LibraryCall NumberStatus
Stillwater Public LibraryE 782.42162 VEINonfiction Collection