Billie Holiday—also known as Lady Day—had fame, style, a stellar voice, gardenias in her hair, & lots of dogs. She had a coat-pocket poodle, a beagle, Chihuahuas, a Great Dane, & more, but her favorite was a boxer named Mister. Mister was always there to bolster her courage, even at her legendary appearance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Stylish illustrations keep the story focused on the bond between Holiday & her dog. An author’s note addresses the singer’s troubled life, & includes a little-known photo of Mister and Lady Day!
A paperback book by Amy Novesky & illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton.