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Hazel Scott: A Woman, a Piano and a Commitment to Justice
Author: Susan Engle   Illustrator: Luthando Mazibuko
Product Code: HST
Publisher: Bellwood Press
Pages: 177
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Winner of a DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award, honoring excellence in religious communications and public relations.


Readers' Favorite® 5 Star Award Winner


Hazel Scott was a champion for civil and women’s rights. Born in Trinidad in 1920, she moved with her family to the United States in 1924. She was a musical wonder— studying and performing on the piano from the time she was a child. She became an accomplished singer as well, and appeared in Broadway musicals, films, and recorded her own albums. She also made headlines by standing up for the rights of women and African Americans, and she refused to play for segregated audiences. When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the March on Washington, Hazel led a march in Paris, where she was living, in front of the American Embassy. She learned about the Bahá’í Faith from Dizzy Gillespie and became a Bahá’í on December 1, 1968. She passed away in 1981.


We invite you to learn more about this “Change Maker” and the enduring impact she had on race relations through her performing arts.


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Change Maker Gift Set

Product Code: CMGS
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A special gift set with all five books in the Change Maker series. The Change Maker Gift Set includes: Hazel Scott: A Woman, a Piano, and a Commitment to Justice; John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie: A Man, a Trumpet, and a Journey to Bebop; Richard St. Barbe Baker: Child of the Trees; Robert Sengstacke Abbott: A Man, a Paper, and a Parade; and Warrior Grandma: The Story of Patricia Locke.


The Change Maker Series highlights people connected with the Bahá’í Faith who worked to bring about social change. Written primarily for junior youth and youth, these stories examine injustice, perseverance, creativity, spirit, and much more, and will inspire the hearts and minds of readers of all ages.