Mariah Carey's life is a Cinderella story. She began as a poor, hard-working beauty who endured harsh discrimination for being biracial. As in a fairy tale, her amazing singing talent helped her escape her tough neighborhood. Soon, she had transformed into a world-famous star.
Mariah has captured music's most prestigious awards, along with honors for her charity work. Her first five singles topped the music charts, setting a new record. With 18 number-one hits she has more chart-topping singles than any solo artist in the United States. Her career shows no sign of slowing. Many expect her to challenge The Beatles' World record of 20 number-one hits.
This book tells Mariah's tale. It weaves together her challenging biraciai childhood, divorce, and breakdown with her career and personal triumphs. Mariah Carey not only thrills the world with her five-octave voice, but she also helps needy children overcome their obstacles, just as she did.
|Series:||Transcending Race in America: Biographies of Biracial Achievers Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Lexile:||910L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||10 - 13 Years|
Table of Contents
Introductory Quotations Barack Obama 7
1 America's Superstar 8
2 A Lonely Girl 16
3 Living the Dream 22
4 Tough Times 36
5 A Monster Comeback 44
Accomplishments & Awards 58
Further Reading & Internet Resources 61
Picture Credits 64
About the Author 64