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What if a voice became a symbol of justice? Celebrate Latin American folk singer Mercedes Sosa in the first picture book about her. As an artist and activist, she sang songs that held the power of resistance. So much so that Mercedes was forced so self-exile from Argentina when military dictatorship took control of the country. Mercedes performed the world over never letting the stories of her people go silent. This picture book tells the story of Latin American icon Mercedes Sosa and how she became the voice of a people.

Published by Knopf Books For Young Readers 2023

"[A] soaring tribute." -Kirkus Reviews

"Both art and narrative will inspire seeking Sosa's music to hear her soothing alto voice." -The Bulletin

"Nitsche does beautiful job of introducing Argentinian folk singer Mercedes Sosa to a young audience in this picture-book biography" -Booklist

"A rich, inspiring picture book biography about a Latin American icon....Readers are introduced to a wonderful example in this impressive debut." -School Library Journal

"The beat of Sosa's heart and her bombo drum echo throughout Fernández Nitsche's affectionate text." -Publishers Weekly
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