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This is a wonderful non-fiction young adult book.
If you like Janis, then you'd probably like her exhibits at the Gulf Coast Music Museam, on the Texas Gulf Coast, near her home town of Port Arthur, Texas.
The selection of pictures and incorporation of graphic elements moves the reader through the narrative in a seamless fashion.
Nothing new here. I own every single biography ever written about Janis Joplin, so when I saw "Rise Up Singing," I jumped and immediately bought it. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Chippy
For whatever reason, the author has obviously elected to bring out the worst points about this tremendously talented singer, and leave out all the warm and loving stories about... Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by 40LIXX
I didn't like this book because it is poorly researched with a lot of unrelated pictures of people Janis did not know. Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by Hoyt Neal
YALSA just gave this book the "excellence in non-fiction" for teens award and named it the best non-fiction book for young adults in 2011. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by Emily
This book covers Janis's life starting from her days at Port Arthur High School, in Port Arthur, Texas, and covering her life and career up through her untimely death, and even... Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Gary Covington
Here is an excellent new biography of Sixties Rock icon Janis Joplin, geared to a modern teen audience. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by Suzy Wildwood