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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

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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.
he message of never giving up on a dream, no matter the circumstances, will resonate deeply with readers.
  • Reading age : 5-8 years
  • Hardcover : 40 pages
  • Grade level :Kindergarten-3
  • Dimensions :8.5 x 0.38 x 10.38 inches
  • Publisher Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (January 16, 2018)