Ariana Grande is one of the biggest pop stars right now, so it is no surprise that Scholastic put out a biography about her. (Although if you are a middle aged or older Big Brother fan you no doubt have no clue who she is – I guess you never listen to Top 40 Radio (or don’t pay attention to who sings what you’re listening to) and pay no attention to Disney or Nickelodeon!) Unfortunately, my review copy is only the first 2 chapters of the book and not the whole thing, but I will do my best to give you a full review just the same 🙂
The book is full of a lot of great details and a lot of great pictures. There are 5 chapters – as well as several resources at the end of the book. The first song that Ariana ever sang out loud was an NSYNC song while in the car with her mother. Her mom couldn’t believe it was her singing and made her do it again! There’s also a cute story about how Ariana did Karaoke on a cruise and Gloria Estefan was there and encouraged her to keep pursuing singing. There are special additions to the book such as a list of all of Ariana’s favorite things and a timeline of her life.
This is a super quick, fun and easy read from Scholastic for kids. I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
With her starring roles on two Nickelodeon sitcoms and smash hit pop albums, Ariana Grande has become a major force in the entertainment world. Readers will find out how Ariana got her start on the stage of a Broadway musical, how she broke through to a huge audience on TV, what her day-to-day life is like, and what she plans on doing next. The well-organized chapters help readers identify key details while the photos add clarity and enable students to better understand the text. [Reinforced Library Binding.]