Rise Up Singing
Amulet Books, Hardcover, 9780810983496, 120pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock-and-roll history. Her story told here with depth and sensitivity by author Ann Angel is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked diligently to improve as a singer. It's the story of an outrageous rebel who wanted to be loved, and of a wild woman who wrote long, loving letters to her mom. And finally, it's the story of one of the most iconic female musicians in American history, who died at twenty-seven. Janis Joplin includes more than sixty photographs, and an assortment of anecdotes from Janis's friends and band mates. This thoroughly researched and well-illustrated biography is a must-have for all young artists, music lovers, and pop-culture enthusiasts.
About the Author
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."