When Marian Sang

Written by Pam Munoz Ryan. Illustrated by Brian Selznick. Published by Scholastic.



A gloriously designed and thoughtfully researched book encapsulates the life of famed African-American contralto Marian Anderson. Ryan's vibrant text melds perfectly with Selznick's sepia toned illustrations to portray Anderson's passion for singing and her perseverance in overcoming the barriers to both train and perform because of her race.

Awards Won

Title Year
Sibert Seal Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Sibert Award honors the most distinguished informational book published in English in the preceding year for its significant contribution to children’s literature.
2003 - Honor(s)