The Singer and the Scientist

Illustrated by Isabel Muñoz

Written by Lisa Rose
Published by Kar-Ben
Ages 5-11, 32 pages

It’s 1937, and Marian Anderson is one of the most famous singers in America. But after she gives a performance for an all-white audience, she learns that the nearby hotel is closed to African Americans. She doesn’t know where she’ll stay for the night.

Until the famous scientist Albert Einstein invites her to stay at his house. Marian, who endures constant discrimination as a Black performer, learns that Albert faced prejudice as a Jew in Germany. She discovers their shared passion for music–and their shared hopes for a more just world.