One of the greatest operatic sopranos in the world, Barbara Hendricks has sold 14 million albums and collaborated with many beloved composers and musicians. This charming self-portrait traces her path from the daughter of a Methodist minister and schoolteacher in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s to desegregated Central High School to the Juilliard School of Music and finally to opera houses around the world. This anti-diva is equally well-known for her humanitarian work as for her beautiful voice. She served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency for more than 26 years. Lifting My Voice is a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of a great woman who chose her own path as a woman, mother, artist, and citizen.
Lifting My Voice: A Memoir, by Barbara Hendricks, www.ipgbook.com.