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This Land Was Made for You and Me : The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie

Guided Reading Level: 

Z

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Viking, New York, p.217 (2002)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr ML3930 .G88 P37 2002

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8223876

Keywords:

1912-1967--Juvenile literature, American Library Association Best Books for YA 2003, American Library Association Notable Children's Bk 2003, Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2002, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award 2002, Folk music, Folk singers--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature, Golden Kite Award 2002, Guthrie, Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967, Horn Book Fanfare List 2003, Juvenile materials, Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2003, School Library Journal Best Books 2002, Singers, Woody

Abstract:

Contents: 1912-1919 Insane-asylum baby -- 1919-1929 Boomtown -- 1929-1935 Dusty old dust -- 1935-1938 California and Lefty Lou -- 1938-1940 "Woody sez" -- 1940-1941 Hitting the big time -- 1941-1942 On the road again -- 1942-1943 Folksay dancers -- 1943-1945 Shipping out -- 1946-1947 Stackybones -- 1947-1952 Alcohol and fists -- 1952-1954 Last run for freedom -- 1954-1967 Windblown seeds -- Resources: Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives; Huntington's disease.; Summary: A biography of Woody Guthrie, a singer who wrote over 3,000 folk songs and ballads as he traveled around the United States, including "This Land is Your Land" and "So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh."

Notes:

Lexile measure 1020; ages 12-up; book level 7