Diamond in a Rhinestone World
From the Series Gateway Biographies
Dolly Parton has been a wildly successful entertainer for more than sixty years. She is a country and pop music artist who has sold more than one hundred million albums worldwide, and in 1999, she became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Parton has also starred in hit Hollywood movies such as 9 to 5, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has helped provide millions of books to children around the world.
Parton grew up in a two-room cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with eleven sisters and brothers. She wrote her first song when she was about five years old, and at thirteen, she performed on the Grand Ole Opry radio show. The day after her high school graduation, Parton moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where her career took off. Explore Parton’s life and learn how a country girl with big dreams became one of the most iconic entertainers in US history.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Biography, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007040, JNF007120, JNF036000|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||TBD|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Source notes, Teaching Guides, and Timeline|
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Author: Leslie Holleran
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