From the Series Pop Culture Bios
You probably know Idina Menzel as the amazing singer of “Let It Go” and the voice of Elsa in the movie Frozen. But did you know that she:
• dreamed of playing the title character in the musical Annie?
• sang at weddings and bar mitzvahs before making it big on Broadway?
• started a summer camp for kids?
Want to know more about the life of this singing superstar? Read on to learn all about Idina’s road to stardom, Broadway breakthrough, television debut, and more!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|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||4.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||171399|
|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).