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Sing It! The Story of Pete Seeger

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Sing It! The Story of Pete Seeger

How did a humble, banjo-playing Harvard University dropout become one of the most influential figures of the 20th century? 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. Readers will be surprised to discover how many familiar songs, people, and projects somehow connect back to this one individual. Through learning of his life of activism, readers will become links in the chain, inspired to reflect on their own power to make change.

Sing It! The Story of Pete Seeger
by Meryl Danziger