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Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
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 ...
Author: Joan Holub | Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Release Date: January 03, 2017
Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebr...
Author: Jim Gigliotti | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: December 06, 2016
Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim.  Through such...
Author: Meg Belviso and Pamela D. Pollack | Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Release Date: December 06, 2016
Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry. His innovative camera t...
Author: Catherine Gourley | Narrator: Hillary Huber
Release Date: August 02, 2016
Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Oklahoma. With the support of her family and world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, she rose to the top of her art form to become America's first prima ball...
Author: Meg Belviso and Pamela D. Pollack | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: February 02, 2016
As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time.  He is a producer, screenwriter, director and entrepreneur whose company Lucasfilms pioneered the movie effects that ...