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Adele: Soul Music’s Magical Voice

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, perfectly captures the way fans feel about Adele and her music: "Adele doesn't just sing; she changes your life, makes you feel like you're not alone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 782.42164092

Jay-Z: CEO of Hip-Hop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "anyone who has followed Jay-Z's career knows [that] the superstar born Shawn Corey Carter has long defied anyone who tried to pigeonhole… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Nicki Minaj: Conquering Hip-Hop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Nicki Minaj is a "hip-hop comet...a talented rhyme-spitter who fluidly shifts from hard-core grit to Barbie-doll cute." Growing up poor… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Tim Tebow: Quarterback with Conviction

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

"Tim Tebow is a one-man cultural blitz," reports USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. A celebrity in the football world and a pop culture phenomenon, Tebow has become a household name. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Kanye West: Soul-Fired Hip-Hop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

On his record My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, hip-hop superstar Kanye West "unleashes an array of flavors—old school hip-hop, progressive rock, R&B, classical music—and mixes and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

LeBron James: King of Shots

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

Whether he's soaring through the air for a powerful slam dunk, threading the ball to a teammate for a key shot, or launching a new pair of Nikes, the Miami Heat's LeBron James is one of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Suzanne Collins: Words on Fire

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

"[The Hunger Games trilogy] spread like wildfire," says Annmarie Powers, a teacher in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in a statement to USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. The teacher explained… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 813'.6

The Glee Cast: Inspiring Gleek Mania

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it about the television megahit Glee, "There have been few shows as rousing, promising, perplexing and potentially heartbreaking as this high… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 791.4502'80922

Alex Rodriguez: Hot Corner, Hot Shot

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

In 2010 Alex Rodriquez achieved a major milestone. He became the seventh person in Major League Baseball (MLB) history—and the youngest—to hit 600 home runs. The previous year had also been… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Lady Gaga: Pop's Glam Queen

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, noted, Lady Gaga is an "Overnight sensation who went from a Yonkers [New York] lounge act to, well, a fame monster." The meteoric rise of Stefani… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 782.42164092

Queen Latifah: From Jersey Girl to Superstar

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

People who knew Queen Latifah as a kid in Newark, New Jersey, would never have guessed at the fame in her future. But Latifah always dreamed big. Her dreams—and hard work—paid off. While… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Russell Simmons: From Def Jam to Super Rich

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Russell Simmons "helped found the hip-hop movement and turn it into a huge money-making machine." He co-founded Def Jam Records, one of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Derek Jeter: Spectacular Shortstop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

Earning five World Series rings and a slew of other awards, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is on top of the world. Few Major League Baseball players ever come close to this level of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Johnny Depp: Hollywood Rebel

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Johnny Depp "clearly has a blast transforming his handsome self into some strange cinematic characters." Depp's career took off in 1987… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 791.4302'8092

The Beatles: Music Revolutionaries

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, The Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, “The Beatles have never lost their standing as the world's most influential and popular band. They've sold more records than any act in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 782.42166092'2

Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As quarterback of the New England Patriots, Tom Brady is the most important player on the NFL’s best team. As USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, “Facts are facts. In winning… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Danica Patrick: Racing's Trailblazer

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "Danica Patrick shattered several records...at the storied Indianapolis 500. Even more lasting will be the point she made." During the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 796.72092

Sergey Brin and Larry Page: Founders of Google

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, noted, "Google has infiltrated the daily lives of millions of people." But this giant company had very humble beginnings. In 1996 Sergey Brin and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • Dewey: 005.1092'2

Stephenie Meyer: Dreaming of Twilight

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Stephenie Meyer is "one of those rare success stories that inspire unpublished writers." In 2003, Meyer was a 29-year-old mother of three… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 813'.6

Tupac Shakur: Hip-Hop Idol

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "[Tupac] Shakur saw himself as both artist and urban soldier, battling the media, the law, the courts and rival rappers." Tupac overcame… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 782.421649092