Aretha Franklin has dazzled music fans for more than 45 years and has a musical gift that has made her one of America's top female singers. This biography tell her story and how her perseverance and unique qualities continue to set examples today. Readers will be inspired to learn how Aretha overcame adversity and hardships, while making her mark in the world of entertainment.
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