Taylor Swift: Country & Pop Superstar

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Blinding flashbulbs. Red-carpet appearances. Devoted fans. How does someone capture the spotlight and become an A-list celebrity? Contemporary Lives introduces high-profile personalities in present-day culture. Explore how these headliners made their career breaks and how they are currently making names for themselves. From hip-hop to country, reality TV to movies, get the scoop you need to know about today's top Contemporary Lives.

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Blinding flashbulbs. Red-carpet appearances. Devoted fans. How does someone capture the spotlight and become an A-list celebrity? Contemporary Lives introduces high-profile personalities in present-day culture. Explore how these headliners made their career breaks and how they are currently making names for themselves. From hip-hop to country, reality TV to movies, get the scoop you need to know about today's top Contemporary Lives.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sandra Kitain
Part of the "Contemporary Lives" series, which includes biographies about Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake, this volume focuses on child prodigy Taylor Swift. Born in 1989, Swift's meteoric rise to stardom is chronicled by Higgins in a forthright, matter-of-fact style. The text is interjected with quotations from famous personalities, reviewers, and Swift herself. These quotes add interest to the volume. The writing is unexceptional, but the topic well makes up for it with the great interest the young reader will bring to the book. Taylor Swift fans will devour the factual information about her life, her songwriting skills, and personal life. Her talents and her philanthropy are featured. She certainly is a young woman to watch, considering that she is so young but has achieved considerable status in the music business already. Fans will enjoy seeing the full color photographs of their role model. The eight chapters of the biography are filled with facts and figures as well as personal stories about Swift. The endpapers include a timeline of her life, "Get the Scoop" personal information pages, a glossary, a list of additional resources including further readings, websites, and places to visit, source notes, and an index. Reviewer: Sandra Kitain
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617833274
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: Contemporary Lives Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Her Diary Brought to Life 6

2 Growing Up Taylor 16

3 Taking on Nashville 28

4 Opening Act: on the Road 40

5 Fearless 52

6 Headliner at Last 62

7 Love and Music 72

8 Forever and Always 82

Timeline 96

Get the Scoop 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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