• Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott

A Woman, a Piano, and a Commitment to Justice

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.

The Change Maker series of books written for junior...Show More

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.

The Change Maker series of books written for junior youth highlights people connected with the Bahá’í Faith who worked to bring about social change.

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  • Contributors:
    Susan Engle (Author) | 
    Luthando Mazibuko (Illustrator)
  • Format: Softcover book | 177 pages
  • Dimensions: 130 x 200 mm | 213 g
  • Publisher: Bellwood Press, 2021
  • Age Range: Middle Years (ages 8-11)
  • Language: English
  • SKU: BKS-BIO-G.0385

Titles by Susan Engle

Artists, Musicians & Poets

11-14 Years: Bahá’í Writings

11-14 Years: Learning the History

11-14 Years: Uplifting Fiction

11-14 Years: Other resources

Youth: Deepening

Youth: History

Youth: Fiction

Youth

Bahá’í History: Overviews

1844-1853: Ministry of The Báb

1853-1892: Ministry of Bahá’u’lláh

1892-1921: Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

1921-1957: Ministry of the Guardian

1957 onwards