Kanye West: Hip-Hop Star

( 1 )

Overview

Kanye West has never been the typical rapper or hip-hop artist. While other rappers are known for their flashy clothes and graphic lyrics, West uses his music to pay tribute to his mother, fight injustice in the world, and spread a positive message.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(24392)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(10261)

Condition: Very Good
Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read ... More. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Auburn, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7480)

Condition: Very Good
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Sail the Seas of Value

Ships from: Windsor Locks, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(61323)

Condition: Good
Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase ... benefits world literacy! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(4248)

Condition: Good
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Free State Books. Never settle for less.

Ships from: Halethorpe, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Kanye West has never been the typical rapper or hip-hop artist. While other rappers are known for their flashy clothes and graphic lyrics, West uses his music to pay tribute to his mother, fight injustice in the world, and spread a positive message.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shelly Shaffer
Gretchen Weicker writes the biography of Kanye West, the popular hip-hop star. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in1977, Kanye Omari West has spent most of his life living up to his name; the name Kanye means "the only one" and Omari means "wise one" in Swahili. His parents were both involved in his life and education; in fact, his mother took a teaching job in China when he was ten years old, and Kanye learned to speak Chinese from neighborhood children. His dad has encouraged him to use his money for good causes. Kanye West has influenced the hip-hop industry by creating a new style. Rather than writing songs about gangs and negativity, he believes that honest words and unusual music sound can change American culture. His lyrics often attack injustice and political issues. He does not even dress in the typical baggy clothes that most hip-hop artists wear; he does not look like a thug, but rather a nerd. The author makes a good point that Kanye West is one of the rare role models out there for children today in a world that is so negative. The book includes a time-line of Kanye West's life and awards, along with a glossary and a list for further information. This book is a good source of information for students looking for more information about this popular hip-hop artist. Reviewer: Shelly Shaffer
School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

Quality design, including an interesting color palette, distinguishes these profiles of young celebrities, each of which is illustrated with large, recent color photos. The tone is light but not breathless; the writing is solid, and the authors go out of their way to emphasize positive values. Thus readers learn about America Ferrera taking the bus to auditions, Hilary Duff's charity work, and Kanye West's devotion to his mother. Missing, however, are the technical details that fascinate many kids-how does Miley Cyrus maintain her voice? How does snowboarder Shaun White develop new moves? Readers are highly interested in these talented young people, what they do, and how they do it. These books deliver the "what" in a clean, classy package, but hold back on the "how."

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766032149
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Hot Celebrity Biographies Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The One and Only Kanye 4

Chapter 2 Father Figures 11

Chapter 3 Mother's Love 18

Chapter 4 Triumphs 26

Chapter 5 Anything but Typical 34

Timeline 44

Further Info 46

Glossary 47

Index 48

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Imma let you finish reading this book, but i just wanna say it w

    Imma let you finish reading this book, but i just wanna say it was real good.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)