Prince

The Man, the Symbol, the Music

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

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.

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978-1-5124-3456-9
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.4
BISACS JNF036050, JNF018010, JNF007040
Dewey 781.66092 [B]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 990
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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Gateway Biographies

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