The ABCs of Women in Music, Thiessen/Kang

The ABCs of Women in Music, Thiessen/Kang


Author: Anneli Leopp Thiessen 
Illustrator: Haeon Grace Kang 
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages 
Publisher: GIA Publications (2022) 
ISBN: 9781622776283 

This vibrantly illustrated children's picture book highlights the contributions of women to music, representing a diversity of ages, races, time periods, abilities and geographic regions. 

Meet Clara the composer, Ella the jazz singer, Selena the pop star and Xian the conductor! Women in music are brilliant, creative, brave and resilient. They are composers, conductors, singers, musicologists, electronic music producers and so much more. In this vibrantly illustrated picture book, meet 26 remarkable women musicians who collectively span over 1,000 years of music history and represent a diversity of cultures, races, professions and abilities. Their incredible stories and beautiful work are sure to inspire a new generation of musicians! 

About Anneli Loepp Thiessen: 

Anneli Loepp Thiessen is a PhD student in music living in Ottawa, Ontario, where her research uses an intersectional approach to highlight the important contributions of women in music, noting a diversity of age, race, ability and orientation. She has been a music teacher for more than 10 years. This is her first children’s book. 

About Haeon Grace Kang: 

Haeon Grace Kang is a visual artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she studies theology, marriage and family counseling and fine arts. She seeks to highlight the diversity of women’s bodies, experiences and backgrounds in her work. 

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