Capturing the Stage, Screen, and Modeling Scene
From the Series Pop Culture Bios
You may know Zendaya from the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up. But did you know that she:
• danced in a hip-hop group when she was eight years old?
• was the youngest contestant ever on Dancing with the Stars—and she earned second place?
• hopes to have her own fashion line someday?
Want to know more about this talented star? Read on to learn all about Zendaya’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||5.6|
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).