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by Anne E. Hill

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Children's Literature
Lucent's "People in the News" series provides young readers with an up-close and personal view of today's newsmakers. This biography of actor and rock star Sting includes black-and-white photographs and an annotated bibliography which would provides facts for the student researcher. Gordon Matthew Sumner had humble beginnings in a dreary industrial town in England. His unhappy childhood offered little comfort except for his love of reading and a guitar that his uncle left behind. Sting started playing with local groups in 1971. He acquired his nickname when a band member noticed his favorite shirt was yellow-and-black-striped like a bumblebee. The author shares with us the uncertain and sometimes tumultuous life a rock star. I am sure that students will be drawn to the allure of the famous, however, parts of this book are troublesome because of the lifestyle of the rock star. The sex, drugs, and uninhibited behavior portrayed by this celebrity do not offer a role model I would present to my students. 2003, Lucent Books/Thomson Learning,
— Ann Sanger

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Greenhaven Publishing
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People in the News Series
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

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