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Roberta Flack Has Written A Children’s Book

by Paul Cashmere on July 25, 2022

in News

Robert Flack will publish her children’s book ‘The Green Piano – How Little Me Found Music’ in 2023.

Roberta collaborated with author Tonya Bolden for the book. Tonya has written or co-written over 40 books, mostly for children. Her 1998 book ’33 Things Every Girl Should Know’ was praised by Hillary Clinton.

This autobiographical picture book by the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Roberta Flack recounts her childhood in a home surrounded by music and love: it all started with a beat-up piano that her father found in a junkyard, repaired, and painted green.

Growing up in a Blue Ridge mountain town, little Roberta didn’t have fancy clothes or expensive toys…but she did have music. And she dreamed of having her own piano.

When her daddy spies an old, beat-up upright piano in a junkyard, he knows he can make his daughter’s dream come true. He brings it home, cleans and tunes it, and paints it a grassy green. And soon the little girl has an instrument to practice on, and a new dream to reach for–one that will make her become a legend in the music industry.

Here is a lyrical picture book–perfect for aspiring piano players and singers–that shares an intimate look at Roberta Flack’s family and her special connection to music.

Roberta Flack released her first album ‘First Take’ in 1969. It contained the hit song ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’. Clint Eastwood used the song in his movie ‘Play Misty For Me’.

In 1972 she has had a hit with Donny Hathaway ‘Where Is The Love’.

In 1973, her hit was ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’.

1974’s hit was ‘Feel Like Making Love’.

1978 ‘The Closer I Get’ (with Donny Hathaway)

1984, ‘Tonight I Celebrate My Love’ (with Peabo Bryson)

1991 ‘Set The Night To Music’ with Maxi Priest

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