Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
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Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock-and-roll history. Her story—told here with depth and sensitivity by author Ann Angel—is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked diligently to improve as a singer. It’s the story of an outrageous rebel who wanted to be loved, and of a wild woman who wrote long, loving letters to her mom. And finally, it’s the story of one of the most iconic female musicians in American history, who died at twenty-seven.


Janis Joplin includes more than sixty photographs, and an assortment of anecdotes from Janis’s friends and band mates. This thoroughly researched and well-illustrated biography is a must-have for all young artists, music lovers, and pop-culture enthusiasts.


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The photographs are lovely, of course. - Goodreads
The digressions about the sixties are fairly well-done. - Goodreads
Lots of great photos and artwork to look at. - LibraryThing
The introduction by Sam Andrew is very touching. - Goodreads
Her best friend, Sam Andrew, wrote its introduction. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Laurie - Goodreads

This story stood out to me because of its visuals, color designs and photographs leap out from the pages. Her best friend, Sam Andrew, wrote its introduction. The novel begins by describing Janis's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judy Booe - Goodreads

Rise Up Singing catches hold of you and draws you in as you follow the short yet amazingly full life of Janis Joplin. Ann Angel introduces us to Janis and shows us not only her talents but her ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Ann Angel is the author of six biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont College's MFA program in writing for children, and she works as an author and educator, focusing on young adults. She was the editor for Abrams's Such a Pretty Face. She lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Visit her online at www.annangelwriter.com.

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