Who Was Aretha Franklin? Who Was Series

Who Was Aretha Franklin?

There is only one QUEEN OF SOUL! Discover why Aretha Franklin garners so much R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Aretha Franklin was a musical and cultural icon whose legacy spanned six decades! Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1942, Aretha got her start singing in front of her father's Baptist congregation and found minor success as a gospel singer. She then set her sights on becoming a pop music artist and used her powerful voice and impressive skills on the piano to get a record deal.

Aretha released her first of many celebrated albums at the age of 18. In 1987, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making her the first female artist to grace the prestigious list. With iconic hits such as "Respect" and "Think," and countless awards to her name including eighteen Grammys, Aretha Franklin was one of the bestselling artists of all time.---from the publisher

112 pages                                    978-0451532398                                      Ages 8-12

Keywords:  biography, girls and women, African American, diversity, diverse books, singer, music, soul music, rock and roll, narrative nonfiction, 20th century, part of a series, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, gospel music

See also RESPECT by Carole Boston Weatherford

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