Set of 6 titles
Readers will have front row seats to get to know six of today's most popular superstars. Each title explores how the star got started in their career and the spectacular movies, TV shows, or music they made for the world. Fabulous full-color photos accompany easy-to-understand chapters and QR codes to give kids a well-rounded profile of each star.
Pop Biographies - School Library Journal
The careers of six popular entertainers are traced in these volumes. Readers learn that Harry Styles became a part of new band One Direction after being cut from The X Factor, Jung Kook produced a solo album in 2014, and Olivia Rodrigo played Nini in the “High School Musical” franchise. Sadie Sink has appeared as Annie on Broadway, Timothée Chalamet was nominated for an Academy Award for Call Me By Your Name , and Zendaya became the youngest winner of a dramatic Emmy for Best Actress. Little personal information is provided outside of birthdates and causes championed. The narratives are informative and straightforward, although a little dry. Photographs accompany the texts but add little value. Given the popularity of these celebrities with young people, there may be a demand. Styles, Rodrigo, and Zendaya are the subjects of many juvenile biographies; however, the volumes on the other three subjects may be useful. VERDICT Some young readers will appreciate any books they can find about their favorite stars. Selectors should weigh demand against current offerings.