Jay-Z (Paperback)

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    Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. There's no doubt about it, today's students listen to an average of 2.5 ho...

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    Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. There's no doubt about it, today's students listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music every day. Guess what they are listening to? Hip-hop is mainstream, continually topping Billboard's Hot 100 charts. These hi-lo biographies engage striving readers from the very beginning with blinged-out covers, stunning four-color photographs, modern and graphic page design, and high-interest informational text.

    Biographies highlight the unique characteristics of each mega-rapper, including childhood struggles, personal style, rivalries, giving back, and more. Each 48-page paperback book includes a timeline and glossary, with vocabulary words highlighted throughout. Shawn Corey Carter was born in 1969 and raised in Brooklyn's tough Marcy housing projects. The J and Z trains ran by Marcy, so his friends called him Jay-Z. Hearing rap for the first time "... was like watching some kind of combat, but he was alone in the center. All he had were his eyes, taking in everything, and the words inside him. I was dazzled."

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    ISBN 9781622500123
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 10-12 Ages 15+
    Format Paperback
    Pages 48
    Publisher Date 2013-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Saddleback Pub
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 7.5 in
    Thickness 0.15 in
    Unit weight 0.35 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Hip-Hop Biographies
    Audience Young adult

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