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Today's most exciting, creative, and popular young celebrities are profiled in Superstars! Enjoy reading about the life story and rise to fame of your favorite star, from their first breakthrough to superstardom.

Even though Drake started out as an actor, this charming and humble star really rose to stardom as a rapper. Signed by hip-hop artist Lil Wayne, Drake has become a sensation, having worked with a number of famous artists such as Jay-Z ...

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Overview

Today's most exciting, creative, and popular young celebrities are profiled in Superstars! Enjoy reading about the life story and rise to fame of your favorite star, from their first breakthrough to superstardom.

Even though Drake started out as an actor, this charming and humble star really rose to stardom as a rapper. Signed by hip-hop artist Lil Wayne, Drake has become a sensation, having worked with a number of famous artists such as Jay-Z and Eminem.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Margaret Orto
While Drake doesn't fit the stereotype of a rapper and has chosen to write about his newfound fame or his past relationships with girlfriends rather than poverty, crime, and drugs, he has nonetheless risen to superstardom. Drake's parents divorced when he was five. He stayed in Toronto, Canada with his mother, a Jewish Canadian, while his father, an African-American musician, moved back to Memphis, TN. He is extremely close to his mother, Sandi, who signed him up with a talent agency when he was just five years old recognizing his talent for music and performance. Drake's first big break was in acting rather than music when he was just 14 and got a part in a Canadian television teen drama. By the time his role on the show ended, his music career took off. When he met Lil Wayne and they performed together, his career soared. As with other volumes in the "Superstar!" series, this lively celebrity bio is full of framed photos, colorful layouts, lots of pull-outs and sidebars and includes entertaining "He Said It" quotes on many pages. Shelf life is short since the book follows Drake's career through early 2012. A timeline, glossary, find out more page, and index are also included. Reviewer: Margaret Orto
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778776062
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Series: Superstars! Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The Rap on Drake 4

Different Worlds 10

Big Breaks for Drake 16

Drake's Climb to Fame 22

Timeline 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 311

Index 32

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

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    One of eight entries in ABDO's Contemporary Lives series about c

    One of eight entries in ABDO's Contemporary Lives series about current music and acting celebrities, the book follows the transformation of Aubrey Drake Graham from his birth in Canada to becoming a child actor, then a musical star. After his parents divorced, Drake's mother signed him with a talent agency and his first break into the entertainment business was the popular Canadian television series, Degrassi:  The Next Generation.  During the eight years he worked on the series, Drake also began rapping, putting out mix tapes and working in clubs.  He eventually achieved the star status he now enjoys.  The numerous color photos will be a hit with teens; they show Drake's collaboration with rap and hip-hop artists.   Teens will enjoy the book but it will become dated rather quickly.

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