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Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Author: Who HQ and Diane Bailey | Narrator: Leon Nixon
Release Date: October 01, 2019
Learn how Fred Rogers, a minister and musician from Pennsylvania, became one of America's most beloved television personalities and everyone's favorite neighbor.Even though he's best known for his successful PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Fr...
Author: Brad Meltzer | Narrator: Various
Release Date: September 10, 2019
The 18th book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Walt Disney, who made dreams come true. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits t...
Author: Ralph Helfer | Narrator: Pierce Cravens
Release Date: April 02, 2019
It’s unbelievable but true! Born on the same day in the same small, German circus town, young Bram and his elephant, Modoc, had a lifelong friendship that spanned over eight decades. But it was never easy. From the breakup of the circus to the ...
Author: Tui Sutherland | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane...
Author: Brad Meltzer | Narrator: Various and Saskia Maarleveld
Release Date: February 05, 2019
"We can all be heroes" is the message of this biography series from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Brad Meltzer. “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned thi...
Author: Brad Meltzer | Narrator: Various and Marc Thompson
Release Date: February 05, 2019
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. This volume focuses on Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street.  This frie...
Author: Rosemary Wells and Maria Tallchief | Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir and Connie Mustang
Release Date: June 05, 2018
Growing up on the Osage Indian reservation, Maria Tallchief was a gifted pianist and dancer. According to Osage tradition, women are not permitted to dance, but Maria's parents recognized her gifts and allowed her to break the rule. Then when Maria r...
Author: Katie Ellison | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Get Up, Stand Up! for the king of reggae music!Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Born in rural Jamaica, this musician and songwriter began his career with his band, The Wailin...
Author: Jim Gigliotti | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Discover more about Stevie Wonder, the music prodigy whose awards include 25 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful singer-songwriter-musicians of our time. Signing his first record deal when h...
Author: True Kelley | Narrator: Dorothy Dillingham Blue
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Born in a little cabin in Tennessee, Dolly Parton always dreamed big, and she was right to! She wrote her first song at age five and became a country music star by the time she was in her early twenties. Of course, her success didn't stop there. Doll...
Author: Stephanie Sabol | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Not only was Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA," he has risen to become a twenty-time Grammy winner and American icon.Bruce Springsteen grew up in a blue-collar New Jersey town, where his parents struggled to make ends meet. Bruce didn't fit in at s...
Author: Meg Belviso and Pamela D. Pollack | Narrator: Tara Sands
Release Date: February 07, 2017
Who doesn't love Lucy? The legendary actress, producer, and comedian steps into the Who Was? spotlight.Much like her hit TV show, I Love Lucy, Americans in the 1950s fell in love with Lucy. Born in New York in 1911, Lucille Ball was always ...