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Meryl Danziger

Biography

Meryl Danziger

MERYL DANZIGER was raised in a musical household where she was free to explore, experiment, and learn music on her own. She has created stories, song, and plays designed to carry on the legacies of influential musicians. It was one of those plays, written in honor of Pete's ninetieth birthday, which led to the creation of this book. A native New Yorker, Meryl lives in Manhattan and works as founder and director of Music House, a unique, highly individualized alternative to traditional music lessons (www.NYCMusicHouse.org).

Meryl Danziger

Books by Meryl Danziger

by Meryl Danziger - Biography, Children's 8-12, Music, Nonfiction

This is the story of Pete Seeger --- singer, songwriter, social activist, environmentalist --- who filled his toolbox with songs and set out to repair whatever in the world was broken. His story, told here in his own voice, intertwines with a century of Amercan history: from the blacklisting of Seeger's band the Weavers in the '50s, to the rediscovery of folk music and protest in the '60s, to his 90th birthday party in Carnegie Hall in 2009. Through learning of his life of activism, readers will become links in the chain, inspired to reflect on their own power to make change.