Strange Fruit by Gary Golio
This song is an interesting choice for a picture book subject. While it is Billie Holiday's most well known song, a definite part of her discography, it is very dark. And while the lyrics are not the sole focus, they are an undeniable element. So, not one to pick for the very young. I could see using it in an upper elementary classroom, the age where the right picture book is still an appropriate way to introduce a complex topic. one could use this book as a starting point for a number of issues, even a discussion of racism in mdern society.
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