*Received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This was such a great story. I actually had no idea who Pete Seeger was until I read this book. Folk isn't a genre of music I actively seek out, but if someone's performing it somewhere or I happen to stumble upon a video I'll listen if it grabs my attention enough. And it was nice to experience Pete Seeger's journey in music and how he was able to touch hearts and inspire.
Pete was an admirable man; the kind of person that stuck to his beliefs; always tried to do the right thing and stood up for those who couldn't. Sadly, he had experienced a lot of tough times, which often lasted a while and mainly was from what was going on in America in that period. But I loved how he appreciated the little things and remained humble no matter what. He always sought out ways to uplift and improve the situation, never fearing the consequences, and I think many could learn from him and implement that in their own lives.
I have to mention the illustrations. Adam Gustavson did a superb job, depicting each significant moment so wonderfully. I think seeing the pictures gave more life to the book and evoked my emotions. They truly moved my heart.
This short yet insightful book has motivated me to research about Pete Seeger's life, his music, and the many ways he helped to encourage change. And I hope that young readers, the intended target, will feel the same after picking this up.