The Man, the Symbol, the Music
From the Series Gateway Biographies
Prince Rogers Nelson wrote his first song at age seven, and soon taught himself to play the piano, drums, and guitar. In the early 1980s, Prince wondered how to make his music—a mix of pop, funk, soul, and R&B—more appealing to an audience that loved more mainstream rock shows. He ended up making Purple Rain, the hit movie and soundtrack that turned him into a megastar.
Experimenting with style, genre, and society’s expectations of him as an African-American performer, Prince defied labels. Follow Prince’s journey to superstardom, and learn how this wildly talented, prolific, and often-controversial performer touched the hearts of fans around the world.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||8.4|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF018010, JNF007040, JNF036050|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||188529|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Index, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
Author: Eric Braun
Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).
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