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Janis Joplin : rise up singing / Ann Angel.

By: Angel, Ann, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2010Description: 120 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780810983496 (alk. paper); 0810983494 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Joplin, Janis -- Juvenile literature | Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography | Drug abuse -- Juvenile literature | Families -- Juvenile literature | Death -- Juvenile literature | Entertainers -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 782.42166092 | B
Contents:
Introduction -- Spreading her wings -- Out of Port Arthur -- Looking for love -- Call on me -- Monterey Pop's poster child -- Cheap thrills, drugs, and self-destruction -- Kozmic Blues -- To love somebody -- Pearl -- Love, Janis -- Time line -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Image credits -- Index.
Awards: YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, 2011 | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011Summary: This book examines the life and musical career of Janis Joplin.
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This book examines the life and musical career of Janis Joplin.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 118-119) and index.

Introduction -- Spreading her wings -- Out of Port Arthur -- Looking for love -- Call on me -- Monterey Pop's poster child -- Cheap thrills, drugs, and self-destruction -- Kozmic Blues -- To love somebody -- Pearl -- Love, Janis -- Time line -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Image credits -- Index.

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YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, 2011

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-It was 40 years ago this October that the rock singer died from an overdose of alcohol and drugs at the age of 27. From interviews with her friends and letters that Joplin wrote home, Angel pieces together her subject's short life, contrasting her conservative upbringing in a small Texas town with the wild 1960s, vividly portrayed both in descriptions and in excellent-quality, full-color and black-and-white photos on almost every page. Joplin's husky, passionate singing voice was appreciated by other musicians and by her audiences. She loved to sing the blues with the misery and pain that dominated the lyrics. Bessie Smith and Odetta were her heroines. The author points out that despite the fame and fortune that she achieved, Joplin was basically insecure and in need of acceptance. This book is well researched with more than 100 notes referring to specific quotes from friends, family, and magazines. Teens will be intrigued by the life of this cult figure. Her memory has been kept alive by her recordings and an off-Broadway show, Love, Janis, based on letters she wrote to family and friends during her career, which continues to be staged throughout the country.-Peggy Fleming, formerly at Churchville-Chili High School, Churchville, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ann Angel is the author of six biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont College's MFA program in writing for children, and she works as an author and educator, focusing on young adults. She was the editor for Abrams's Such a Pretty Face . She lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Visit her online at www.annangelwriter.com.

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