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{What Was Woodstock?: Joan Holub}What Was Woodstock? by Joan Holub
Series: What was... series
Published by Grosset & Dunlap on January 12, 2016
Genres: Childrens, Junior High, Middle School, Non-Fiction
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Source: Read for Review
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{Synopsis} – On August 15, 1969, a music festival called “Woodstock” transformed one small dairy farm in upstate New York into a gathering place for over 400,000 young music fans. Concert-goers, called “hippies,” traveled from all over the country to see their favorite musicians perform. Famous artists like The Grateful Dead played day and night in a celebration of peace, love, and happiness. Although Woodstock lasted only three days, the spirit of the festival has defined a generation and become a symbol of the “hippie life.”

{My thoughts} – Woodstock is an event that made music history. It took place in 1969 and brought many 18-23 year-olds together in an easier fashion. It also helped to bring many many bands out in the spotlight and helped them become more popular. Many more people then had been expected had attended. I am amazed at how great the outcome had been. So many people had come together for an event and hardly any violence had been recorded.

I don’t think I would have been one of the individuals that would have wanted to take part in Woodstock. However, it was a really big deal and I have heard a lot about it in the past. This book helped to fill in many of the gaps I’d been wondering about.

This book is great for anyone that is interested in learning more about history. History of music and how a bunch of individuals can come together and share a common bond without resorting to violence. I can see many children enjoying reading this book and then asking their parents etc if they were there or if they remembered it and things like that. I personally don’t know much about it other then what I’ve learned in books and things, but this book shared a lot of information I hadn’t of known and I am thankful for that. I always enjoy learning new things.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.