Behind the Scenes with Marsai Martin

From the Series Teen Strong

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

At age five, Marsai Martin started acting in commercials. Before long, she earned a role on the TV show Black-ish, which has earned her awards and national attention. The next steps were to produce her own movie and start her own production company. These accomplishments have forged Marsai into a strong teenager. This title examines Marsai’s life and teaches more about the entertainment industry through narrative text, engaging photos, and graphics. Readers will come away inspired to get creative and be Teen Strong.

At just 32 pages, Full Tilt Fast Reads help striving middle school readers build reading stamina and stay engaged with high-interest low-level content and dynamic topics.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Brand Full Tilt Fast Reads
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007060, JNF039030, JNF007120
Dewey 791.4302
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 810
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 509813
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Written at a third-grade reading level, these biographies centering inspiring teens are jam-packed with information and highlight the importance of activism.”— School Library Journal

Author: Kristy Stark

Kristy Stark writes a variety of texts, including fiction and nonfiction readers, math resources, and teachers' guides. When she isn't writing, she spends time hiking and being outdoors with her husband and two children.