Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens

Mahalia JacksonWritten by Nina Nolan, Illustrated by John Holyfield


This was a great book to recommend to our 3rd grade classes as they search for biographies of famous African-Americans. It is a simple and beautiful story of Mahalia Jackson. It tells about her life and the struggles she went through, how singing always made her feel good despite everything. It tells how she eventually sang for people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy and how she became known as the Queen of Gospel.

Review by Kim Liston, Woodstock Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: 2nd Grade and Up

Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens
Written by Nina Nolan, Illustrated by John Holyfield
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
32 pages
Release Date: January 27, 2015
ISBNs: 9780060879440 0060879440

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