Spring 2021

Billie Eilish

The Rise of a Superstar

From the Series Gateway Biographies

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

Growing up with actor parents in Los Angeles, Billie Eilish was surrounded by creativity. After writing her first song when she was four, she took to making music with her older brother. The siblings loved to write songs to express themselves. But when a song they uploaded for her dance class went viral, Eilish started sharing more of her music with the world.

Even before the release of her debut album in 2019, Eilish skyrocketed to fame. Her unique sense of style and strong point of view made the teen stand out. Winning five Grammys at just eighteen years old the following year solidified her as a fresh new force in pop music. Follow Eilish from homegrown musician to worldwide phenomenon and see what’s next for the rising star.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF036050, JNF007040, JNF007120
Dewey 782.42164092 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 910
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 511340
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Source notes, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

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).

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