Synopses & Reviews
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.
Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock history. Her story is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked diligently to improve as a singer. Full color.
About the Author
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.