★ "Angel presents a nuanced account of the groundbreaking musician’s life, [...] with both a reporter’s forthright, detached tone and a fan’s full-hearted enthusiasm." —Booklist
★ "Teens will be intrigued by the life of this cult figure." —School Library Journal
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing
Amulet Books / 2010
Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock-and-roll history. Her story—told here with depth and sensitivity by author Ann Angel—is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked diligently to improve as a singer. It’s the story of an outrageous rebel who wanted to be loved, and of a wild woman who wrote long, loving letters to her mom. And finally, it’s the story of one of the most iconic female musicians in American history, who died at twenty-seven.