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March is National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month, and what better way to celebrate than by diving into some books about classical music? Whether you're a music lover or simply looking to broaden your horizons, here are some great reads to check out using the following keywords:

I Never Walked Alone: The Autobiography of an American Singer by Shirley Verrett and Dr. Christopher Brooks

I Never Walked Alone: The Autobiography of an American Singer is a fascinating account of a gifted woman coming of age and rising to success at a time when black classical musicians faced barriers at every turn. Shirley Verrett possessed a talent and ambition so dazzling she could not be denied. She became one of the most celebrated artists of her time. I Never Walked Alone draws the reader into the world of this graceful, fiery artist, dramatically telling the story of her childhood and her brilliant international career. The book is filled with behind-the-scenes tales of this diva's great performances, roles, and collaborations, offering insight into her stormy personal relationships as well as her private struggles and critical decisions. Featuring forewords and afterwords by such figures as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, and Claudio Abbado, this richly detailed book paints a vivid picture of a magnificent survivor and an indelible artist known around the world as the black Maria Callas.