Music legends don’t start out that way. First, they are children with a love for music and the motivation to learn, even if they face seemingly impossible odds along the way. Below are seven superstars that harnessed their creativity and accomplished their dreams.
The way the record-breaking, Grammy-award winning entertainer allies with female empowerment is not just for the Beyhive but also for young people everywhere as she explains in this colorful book with illustrations by Geneva Bowers.
If the Queen of Soul can make it, so can you! This daughter of a southern preacher was singing lead in the choir at age 12. Despite some hardships along the way, she found her way to fortune and fame, was awarded 20 Grammys and was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This mid-twentieth-century music sensation has only recently been rediscovered. What many didn’t know was that Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a virtuoso on the Gibson guitar, influenced everyone from Elvis to Eric Clapton with her fusion of gospel, blues, jazz, and (the unknown) rock’n’roll. She began playing guitar at age four, was touring with her mother (a minister) by age six, and was the first gospel performer to record with a major label. This delightful book geared towards seven-to-10-year-olds tells the story in 36 colorful pages.
From his first concert at the Capri Theater in Minnesota to the bright lights of Hollywood, Prince played his guitar and thrilled his audiences, winning Grammys, starring in an iconic film all the while keeping his home base in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Take a journey through Prince's life in this version of the children's series.