Jessye Norman has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s most beautiful voices and one of the most versatile concert and operatic singers of her time. Her accolades and awards include five Grammys and thirty-eight honorary doctorates from institutions around the world. In Stand Up Straight and Sing! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) , Jessye Norman recalls in rich detail the strong women who were her role models, from her ancestors to family friends, relatives, and teachers.
Jessye Norman was interviewed by Gloria Steinem.Ms. Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, feminist activist, and co-founder of Ms. magazine.