Adele

Soul Music’s Magical Voice

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

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, almost like she wrote and sang each song for you and you only.”

When she was only 19 years old, Adele released her first single, “Hometown Glory.” Two years, two albums, and a lot of heartbreak later, she swept the 54th Grammy Awards, winning all six categories for which she was nominated. In her short career, Adele has overcome a terrifying obstacle: a throat condition that many fans worried meant she would never sing again. This insightful biography follows the rise of Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, a girl from north London, into the megastar Adele, a skilled singer-songwriter who proves that “sublime talent and compelling songs can still draw the masses.”

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-1058-9
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.4
BISACS YAN006060, YAN006140, YAN006050
Dewey 782.42164092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 950
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Reviews

BayViews

“Filled with color and b&w photos, as well as related articles from the USA Today newspaper, the book design is quite inviting….[T]his is very well done.” — BayViews

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.