From the Series Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®)
From the time she was two years old, JoJo Siwa spent hours a day working to achieve her dreams. Her hard work in her mom’s dance studio led her to national TV, where her spunky personality and confidence earned her passionate fans on Dance Moms. Having built a huge audience on YouTube and TV, JoJo was ready to take her career to the next level. She released her first single, partnered with Nickelodeon, and rolled out her own line of products—all while staying true to her colorful, bubbly personality. Follow JoJo’s path to fame and see how she and her band of “Siwanatorz” are fighting bullying, spreading positivity, and helping a generation of kids grow up happy and strong.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Readers are encouraged to be their own boss. . . . [S]uitable introductory biographies of modern women.”—School Library Journal
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).