Based on the true story of Paul Robeson’s visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War comes this recollection of his courage and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson. Labyrinth Books Princeton, Princeton Public Library, and the Paul Robeson House invite you out for a special event at Labyrinth (122 Nassau St, Princeton), from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.
The story goes something like this: Grandpa Paul was a world-famous actor and singer, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of children and families living in countries at war. He wanted to use his voice to promote social justice all over the world. Though people warned Grandpa Paul that it was too dangerous, he traveled to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to sing to the soldiers. And while he sang, there was peace….
With gorgeous illustrations from the award-winning fine artist Rod Brown, “Grandpa Stops a War: A Paul Robeson Story” (Seven Stories Press) beautifully celebrates Paul Robeson’s global activism and towering achievements, and shows readers the power of music in times of discord and war.