From Stand-Up Laughs to Box-Office Smash
From the Series Pop Culture Bios
You may know that Rebel Wilson cracks fans up in Pitch Perfect and other hilarious big-screen comedies. But did you know that she:
• grew up traveling to dog shows every weekend with her parents, who worked as professional dog handlers?
• was really shy as a teen and took acting classes to help build up her confidence?
• earned a law degree and could practice law if she weren’t already working as an actress?
Want to know more about the life of this tremendous on-screen talent? Read on to learn all about Rebel’s childhood, family, personality, acting projects, the story behind her unusual name, and more!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.7|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007060, JNF007120, JNF039030|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||163073|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents|
Author: Heather E. Schwartz
When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie "Annie" and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of more than 35 nonfiction children's titles, published by Lerner Publishing Group, Capstone Press, Teacher Created Materials, Lucent Books, and Tangerine Press, a Scholastic imprint. She has written articles for National Geographic Kids and Discovery Girls. In addition, she developed the content for KidsGetArthritisToo.org, the juvenile section of the Arthritis Foundation's website. Other credits in the children's market include articles for Teen, Girls' Life, and All About You magazines. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz is a former editor at Bridal Guide magazine, co-author of Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown (Warner, 2004), and contributor to The Takeout Cookbook (Knock Knock 2007).
“The peppy design contains short boxes of text and lots of color photographs of the star…. Many girls will be inspired by the fact that Wilson is a triple threat—writer, actor, singer—and that she seems to be sure of herself, no matter her size.” —Booklist
“[G]ood tools for instruction and practice with identifying informational text features.” —School Library Journal
“Shorter than many easy-read biographies, these volumes are jam-packed with information yet manage to avoid a busy appearance on the page and information overload.” —VOYA