The famous Negro singer tells her story with the simplicity, dignity and graciousness people associate with her. She writes of the happy family life in Philadelphia, with no money but great love, of singing in the church and the early training, of the building of a great career in face of setbacks and indignities. Then the widening recognition both sides the Atlantic. Fully aware of the significance of her position for her race, she established a scholarship for young singers. In many ways this is a book that may attract younger readers more than their elders.