Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

by Charlotte Etinde-Crompton


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Aretha Franklin was blessed with one of the greatest voices in all of popular music. She sang from the age of eight, and performed professionally from the age of fourteen. Her talent, which many described simply as God-given, seemed sufficient to ensure her a life of comfort and ease. In spite of earning large sums of money and having millions of adoring fans, Franklin experienced powerful insecurity. Nonetheless, the "Queen of Soul" persevered and became one of the legendary talents of her generation. With this fact-filled biography, readers will be able to celebrate this extraordinary artist by learning all about her fascinating life and career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978505322
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Series: Celebrating Black Artists
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 Earning R-E-S-P-E-C-T 1

2 Daughter of a Preacher Man 15

3 Daddy's Girl 23

4 The Rough Side of the Mountain 33

5 Love Songs and Civil Rights Marches 42

6 A Return to Gospel 51

7 In the Wilderness 57

8 Who's Zoomin Who? 67

9 The Queen in Winter 74

10 Aretha's Gift, Aretha's Legacy 83

Chronology 91

Chapter Notes 94

Glossary 97

Further Reading 98

Index 101

About the Authors 104

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