Brandon's Notepad

July 13, 2009

The Book of Rock Stars

The Book of Rock Stars
This is a short review of The Book of Rock Stars. The text was written by Kathleen Krull and the art produced by Stephen Alcorn.

Attracted to it by the colorful, iconographic art on the cover, I checked this book out from the childrens’ section of the local library. The pages contain the histories of nineteen rock legends: 16 artists, 2 duos and, 1 band. The text is straightforward and honest, holding back the more lurid details of their lives while not failing to explain how some ended in suicide or by substance-abuse. Older children, especially those taking an interest in rock music, could benefit from this text if coupled with parental guidance, but I would not recommend it for young readers in, say, gradeschool.

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