Guitar Heroes, Punks, and Metalheads
From the Series American Music Milestones
A guitarist fires off riffs.
A drummer pounds out primal rhythms.
Fans scream along to a booming chorus.
These are the sounds of rock.
When rock ‘n’ roll first shook up young audiences, parents and politicians screamed in protest. But artists soon used the music to make protests of their own. Since rock’s birth in the 1950s, its sounds have been blasted from garages to stadiums. The music can be the soundtrack to rebellion, a tool for self-expression, or just a way to bang your head.
Find out what inspired rock pioneers to pick up their guitars. Discover the stories of outrageous punks and grungy alternative rockers. And learn more about legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Metallica, and Green Day.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Reading Counts! Level||6.3|
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“From bluegrass to blue-eyed soul and bubblegum pop to hip-hop, readers discover the exciting evolution of music in America…. This informative set will be useful for reports and of high interest to reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
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American Music Milestones
This high-interest series looks at key musical landscapes in American music. Each book takes a peek at the key events, performers, albums, and songs in the evolution of a specific musical genre. View available downloads →