American Rock

Guitar Heroes, Punks, and Metalheads

From the Series American Music Milestones

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-4503-9
$30.65 $22.99
978-1-4677-0150-1
$46.65 $34.99
978-1-4677-5968-7
$53.32 $39.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.3
BISACS JNF036000, JNF036020, JNF036070
Dewey 781.660973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 940
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

Awards

  • Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction, Winner, 2013

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“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

Author: Erik Farseth

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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 →