Best Teen & Young Adult Musician Biographies Books

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1. Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Author: by M.T. Anderson

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The first and only official book from ZAYN. Global superstar ZAYN shares a photographic journey of his life since leaving One Direction.”This book is my diary of a period that I would like to share with you all. I hope that there are things in the book that contextualise some of the moments and memories we have all shared together.

There are things I address in the book that are very personal to me, things that I have never told anyone, things I still find hard to talk about. It’s a part of a journey I’m still on.”ZAYNThe Instant New York Times Bestseller!

ZAYN opens up with this collection of thoughts, inspiration, and never-before-seen personal photographs. After five years of massive success with One Direction, ZAYN launched his career as a solo artist with Mind of Mine, becoming one of the most successful artists in the world.

Now, for the first time ever, ZAYN is going to tell and show all in this intimate and raw scrapbook of his life. Never-before-released photos give readers insight to ZAYN, no-holds-barred. Gorgeously designed with hundreds of full-color photographs and ZAYN’s notes, drawings, song lyrics, and personal stories, the book captures ZAYN’s most private moments and his candid feelings on fame, success, music, and life.

3. Elementary Drum Method

Author: by Roy Burns
80 pages

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A complete drum method containing the elementary principles of music and an introduction to bass drum and cymbals.

4. Can't Stop Won't Stop (Young Adult Edition): A Hip-Hop History

Author: by Jeff Chang
352 pages

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The American Book Award winner, now completely adapted for a young adult audience! From award-winning author Jeff Chang, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop is the story of hip-hop, a generation-defining movement and the music that transformed American politics and culture forever.

Hip hop is one of the most dominant and influential cultures in America, giving new voice to the younger generation. It defines a generation’s worldview. Exploring hip hop’s beginnings up to the present day, Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook provide a provocative look into the new world that the hip hop generation has created.

Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip hop’s forebears, founders, mavericks, and present day icons, this book chronicles the epic events, ideas and the music that marked the hip hop generation’s rise.

5. BTS: The Ultimate Fan Book: Experience the K-Pop Phenomenon! (Y)

Author: by Malcolm Croft
Carlton Books
64 pages

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Everyone’s talking about BTS! For fans of the K-pop phenomenon, this is the ultimate guide to everything you want to know about the band. The members of BTS are global icons acclaimed for their record-smashing, barrier-breaking, trendsetting dance-pop and hip-hop, as well as their personal philosophies.

While the 1960s had Beatlemania, today, BTS reigns supreme, with a loyal army of fans leading the way as they proceed to conquer the world. BTS: The Ultimate Fan Book is the first celebration of this colorful phenomenon from Korea, exploring in detail the group’s origins, success, seven members, fashion, philosophies, awards, albums, music, fans, and live shows.

Beautiful photographs accompany and highlight coverage of the group’s kaleidoscope of personalities and passions that have made them into more than just musical icons: they are a way of life.

6. Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies

Author: by Nell Beram

4 hours and 28 minutes

Allison Hiroto

July 19, 2013

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This lyrical biography explores the life and art of Yoko Ono, from her childhood haiku to her avant-garde visual art and experimental music. An outcast throughout most of her life, and misunderstood by every group she was supposed to belong to, Yoko always followed her own unique vision to create art that was ahead of its time and would later be celebrated.

Her focus remained on being an artist, even when the rest of world saw her only as the wife of John Lennon. Yoko Ono’s moving story will inspire any young adult who has ever felt like an outsider, or who is developing or questioning ideas about being an artist, to follow their dreams and find beauty in all that surrounds them.

7. Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

Author: by Andrea Davis Pinkney
176 pages

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From award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney comes the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. Berry Gordy began Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from his family. He converted the garage of a residential house into a studio and recruited teenagers from the neighborhood-like Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross-to sing for his new label.

Meanwhile, the country was on the brink of a cultural revolution, and one of the most powerful agents of change in the following decade would be this group of young black performers from urban Detroit. From Berry Gordy and his remarkable vision to the Civil Rights movement, from the behind-the-scenes musicians, choreographers, and song writers to the most famous recording artists of the century, Andrea Davis Pinkney takes readers on a Rhythm Ride through the story of Motown.

8. Twice: The Story of K-Pop’s Greatest Girl Group

Author: by Jamie Heal
256 pages

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In the space of just five years, Twice have taken the K-Pop world by storm. With hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, a sell-out world tour and record-breaking album sales under their belts, Twice have well and truly earned their place in the K-Pop hall of fame.

And they’re only just getting started. Twice: The Story of K-Pop’s Greatest Girl Group tells the amazing story behind one of the most-loved groups of our time. Covering their triumphs and setbacks, the making of everyone’s favourite tracks including Like Ooh-Aah’, Cheer Up’ and Likey’ and their unique sense of style, this in-depth, unofficial guide is the perfect gift for any Twice fan.

With dedicated profiles of each band member, Twice looks at how these talented and unique superstars have grown, and what’s to come in their bright future.

9. Kenzie's Rules for Life: How to Be Happy, Healthy, and Dance to Your Own Beat

Author: by Mackenzie Ziegler
256 pages

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An inspirational, upbeat collection of relatable lessons from the teen sensation, Mackenzie Ziegleran award-winning dancer, singer/songwriter, and actress. Growing up is hard, but growing up in the spotlight is even harder. However, Mackenzie Ziegler is taking it all in stride, thanks to her positive attitude on life.

From getting her start on Dance Moms, to her sold-out tour alongside Johnny Orlando, there’s nothing that she can’t do. In Kenzie’s Rules for Life, the dance prodigy, singer/songwriter, actress, and model offers her advice on friendship, family, fitness, style, and positivity.

She shares lessons drawn from her own experiences for those navigating through their tween years on how to be happy, healthy, and confident in all aspects of their lives.

10. Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound

Author: by James Rhodes
Candlewick Studio
72 pages

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In a stunning and innovative performance, piano maestro James Rhodes introduces today’s readers to seven of the greatest composers of all time.Bach.Mozart.Beethoven. Old guys with curly wigs, right? But trust me: those composers were the original rock stars.

Open your mind to some of the most breathtaking and magnificent pieces of music ever created, and find out why the rebels and revolutionaries who wrote them are responsible for every track on your phone today. Discover their backstories and how each one shaped and defined classical music.

Learn about the structure of an orchestra, the language of music, and the history of musical periods. With jaw-dropping artwork and avant-garde design, this visually exquisite celebration of classical music is a surefire hit for both first-time listeners and longtime fans.

Budding aficionados will appreciate the online playlist featuring James Rhodes’s favorite selections.

11. Billie Eilish, The Unofficial Biography: From E-Girl to Icon

Author: by Adrian Besley
240 pages

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With number one albums in multiple countries and five Grammys under her belt, Billie Eilish has become a pop sensation. Billie was a promising young dancer until musical success came literally overnight in 2015. A song she uploaded to SoundCloud received a thousand plays in twenty-four hours.

The thirteen-year-old’s voice intoxicated listeners and the track went viral. Billie and her brother, Finneas, produced a series of eclectic but equally bewitching tracks, which drew fans from around the world. Follow her journey from singing in her bedroom to performing at huge arenas, and find out what makes Billie Eilish the most extraordinary teenage star in the world.

12. Billie Eilish: The Essential Fan Guide

Author: by Malcolm Croft
Weldon Owen (June 9, 2020)
64 pages

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Celebrate the mega popularity of Billie Eilish and her amazing music with the guide that every fan needs. Billie Eilish: The Essential Fan Guide tells the story of one of the most unique and exciting pop stars on the planet.

Through lively text and brilliant pictures, it follows the rise and rise of Billie from bedroom singer to festival headliner with the No. 1 album in the world, detailing her songwriting process, her life in the spotlight, and how she developed her unique sense of style.

Filled with quotes from Billie and her closest collaborators, discussing fame, fashion, fans and more, Billie Eilish: The Essential Fan Guide takes you onstage, in the studio and behind the scenes with the most hyped artist of her generation.

13. Write like you're running out of time – Hamilton Notebook Journal Diary Alexander Hamilton QUOTES Broadway Musical Fully LINED pages

Author: by Pembroke Publishing
100 pages

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Jump start your creativity with this lined Hamilton notebook! Can also be used as a journal, or diary! This Hamilton sketchbook/ notebook / journal is dedicated to one of America’s great founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Now with ALL of your favorite quotes from the unforgettable musical!

Capture all of your drawings, doodles, and artwork within the generous 6″ x 8″ sized FULLY LINED pages. This 100-page Hamilton notebook will allow your imagination to run wild with its minimal, elegant design, inspiring quotes, and bright white pages. Pencils, pens, and light felt-tipped markers are best suited for this notebook.

Makes a great gift for girls, boys, kids, teens, men, and women of all ages. Product Details: * Premium matte cover finish* High quality 60# white paper stock* Large format 6 x 9 fully lined pages

14. Jazz

Author: by Walter Dean Myers
Holiday House

‎ 48 pages

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There’s a crazy syncopation /and it’s tearing through the nation / and it’s bringing sweet elation / to every single tune. / It’s Jazz One of TIME’s 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time Fifteen poems, infused with the rhythm and wordplay of jazz music, are paired with bold, stylized illustrations of performers and dancers to convey the history and breadth of this unique musical style.

From bebop to New Orleans, from ragtime to boogie, and every style in between, Jazz takes readers on a musical journey from jazz’s beginnings to the present day. Created by a celebrated father-son team, Jazz is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Kirkus Best Children’s Books Editor’s Choice.

In addition to its colorful and lyrical celebration, the book includes a brief introductory essay about the history and form of jazz, as well as a timeline and glossary of jazz terms. Coretta Scott King Award Honor for illustrationALA Notable Children’s BookLee Bennett Hopkins Poetry AwardPublishers Weekly’s 100 Best Books of the YearKirkus Reviews Editor’s ChoiceBooklist Editor’s ChoiceBooklist Top Ten in Black HistoryBook Link’s Best New Books for the ClassroomGolden Kite Award: Picture Book Text

15. Becoming Billie Holiday

Author: by Carole Boston Weatherford
120 pages

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The stunning voice and hard life of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday is revealed through evocative, accessible poetry. In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora. The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time.

Eleanora’s journey to become a legend took her through pain, poverty, and run-ins with the law. By the time she was fifteen, she knew she possessed something that could possibly change her life-a voice. Eleanora could sing. Her remarkable voice led her to a place in the spotlight with some of the era’s hottest big bands.

Through a sequence of raw and poignant poems, New York Times best-selling and award-winning poet Carole Boston Weatherford chronicles the singer’s young life, her fight for survival, and the dream she pursued with passion.

16. Post Malone: Rapper, Singer, and Songwriter (Hip-Hop Artists)

Author: by Marcia Amidon Lusted
Abdo Publishing
112 pages

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Presents the life and accomplishments of the rap artist, discussing his childhood, his career, and what inspired him to pursue music.