Talent from Down Under
From the Series Pop Culture Bios
You may know Maia Mitchell from the Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie. But did you know that she:
• was born and raised in Australia and learned her American accent by watching TV?
• loves playing the guitar and writing music?
• prefers low-key jeans and sneakers to glamorous outfits?
Want to know more about this talented star? Read on to learn all about Maia’s life before stardom, rise to fame, breakthrough roles, passions, 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||JNF007040, JNF007060, JNF007000|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||168197|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Index, 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).