Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father’s Detroit church where her soaring voice spanned more than three octaves.
Her string of hit songs earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” multiple Grammy Awards, and a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But Aretha didn’t just raise her voice in song, she also spoke out against injustice and fought for civil rights.
This authoritative, rhythmic picture book biography will captivate young readers with Aretha’s inspiring story.
- Hardcover: 48 Pages
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- ISBN-13: 978-1534452282
- Reading Age: 4-8
- Reading Level: Pre-3
- Lexile Measure: 30L