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Susan Robeson


A true story that celebrates peace and the power of music in times of discord and war

Cover of Grandpa Stops a War - Story by Susan Robeson

By Susan Robeson
Illustrations By Rod Brown

Based on the true story of Paul Robeson’s visit to the frontlines of the Spanish Civil War comes this tale of Robeson’s courage and activism told by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson, with gorgeous illustrations by Rod Brown.

"A wonderful message for children about Paul Robeson's life and his devotion to freedom and justice.”

– Faith Ringgold, author of Tar Beach and We Came to America

“Deeply saturated, highly textured illustrations effectively capture the dangers Robeson encountered to try to bring peace to war-torn Spain ... A story worth hearing about a cause worth fighting.”

Kirkus Reviews