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Beyoncé (Knowles-Carter)

Written by Nansubuga Isdahl

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Music People / Places

LoveReading View on Beyoncé (Knowles-Carter)

Music superstar. Feminist icon. Fashion queen. Get to know Beyoncé, inside out.

With all the sparkle of her jewel-encrusted costumes, this terrific book is an access all areas biography of one of the most high-profile, high-achieving women in the world today, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. It begins at her first public performance, age 7, at a school talent contest. Despite her nerves, Beyoncé stole the show and won the competition – the first of many awards she would receive (23 Grammys at the last count). But as the book explains, Beyoncé’s was anything but overnight success – wow, has she worked hard, pouring everything into her career. It’s a fascinating and inspiring story and told so that readers will feel they are there with her, experiencing the stage-fright, the disappointment of losing her first record deal and her determination to make her way on her own terms.It’s super-readable, helped by black and white illustrations on every page, including lots of Beyoncé, in which she addresses us direct. With real insight as well as all the facts, this is a great series and Ms Knowles-Carter’s story a terrific addition to it.

Andrea Reece

Beyoncé (Knowles-Carter) Synopsis

Meet Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, the mega-talented singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and movie star, whose music has thrilled millions around the world, smashed records and won her award after award.

Beyoncé is a global phenomenon – the most VIP of all VIPs. But before the acclaim and awards, there were talent shows in school halls, homemade costumes and a wooden stage in her garden.

Get to know the shy but determined girl who blossomed into the empowering woman we know and love today.

Find out: why she used to think she looked like Dumbo the elephant; how she turned an insult into a best-selling single; and why she threw a $250,000 pair of earrings into the audience!

Beyoncé (Knowles-Carter) Press Reviews

Praise for First Names;

‘Fun’ The Week Junior

‘Exciting and original’ Lancashire Post

‘Topical and timeless’ Comics Review

‘An excellent series…children will be encouraged to be aspirational’ Parents in Touch


Book Information

ISBN: 9781788450423
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Nansubuga Isdahl
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Format: Paperback
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Music, People / Places

About Nansubuga Isdahl

Nansubuga Isdahl is a writer and editor, who has worked on international development programes primarily in East and Southern Africa, for over a decade. Her clients including the World Bank, World Education, UNICEF and UNESCO. Nansubuga is currently based in Tanzania.

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