Bessie Smith and the Night Riders Review ¶ 0

Review Bessie Smith and the Night Riders

Bessie Smith and the Night Riders Review ¶ 0 · Even though she can’t afford a ticket to see the great blues singer Bessie Smith perform Emmarene listens outside Bessie’s tent—that is until she bursts into the show to warn the crowd The Night Riders have come Bessie marches right outside and confronts the Night Riders by giving oneRight outside and confronts the Night Riders by giving one of her famous low moans that says I may be down and out but I ain’t gonna take it no But will that be enough to scare them offBased on a true incident Bessie Smith and th. GP Putnam's Sons2006Sue StauffacherJohn Holyfield30 pagesMulticulturalThis story made me think of a Disney movie I cannot recall the title of the movie at the moment; it was the one that was based in New Orleans and the main character of the movie had to work really hard for everything she got In the end she got the restaurant she wanted and the man of her dreams This book reminds me of that because the little girl was doing everything she could to see Bessie Smith famous singer from the 1920s When Emmarene young girl finally got the chance to see Bessie Smith the Night Riders KKK were threatening the entire tent filled with African Americans who came out to hear Bessie Smith sing The young girl and the singer come out to be the victors This story reminds me that good does prevail evil I loved the story and would highly recommend it to any aged reader

Sue Stauffacher Å 0 Summary

E Night Riders is a powerful story of facing down danger and standing up for what’s right With John Holyfield’s luminous paintings setting the stage readers will be cheering for Bessie and Emmarene all the way to their final bo. Emmarene is enthralled when blues singer Bessie Smith comes to town in her huge train car for a performance That evening Bessie and her crew pitch a tent and get ready to perform poor Emmarene can't afford a ticket so she listens from the outside In addition to Bessie singing Emmarene hears the sound of meddling klansmen Emmarene goes in to warn Bessie of the arising trouble and Bessie stops her show to boldly confront the klansmen This book could definitely open up a study abou the Ku Klux Klan and the types of troubles they caused; this story could also be examined in terms of how dangerous Bessie's response was considering the times To discuss a broader issue students could discuss a time they might have stood up to a powerful or dangerous persongroup

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Bessie Smith and the Night RidersEven though she can’t afford a ticket to see the great blues singer Bessie Smith perform Emmarene listens outside Bessie’s tent that is until she bursts into the show to warn the crowd The Night Riders have come Bessie marches. Bessie Smith is one of the most compelling individuals from an era full of remarkable people Library shelves are crying out for uality biographies on this amazing woman This is the only decent treatment I have found and focuses on one of the most sensational stories in Bessie's career the time she backed down a posse of Klansmen bent on violently disrupting a well attended performance she was giving The picture book fictionalizes the story by inserting a young girl as narrator but happily adds an afterword the establishes what the true events were A great start and a good read aloud now we just need a couple that capture the revolutionary nature of her music and the LGBT aspects of her identity 1920's best selling performer lesbian love song dirty but good obviously needs some editing for the elementary school crowd but there is a story there that shifts our understanding of the past that needs to be told