Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing is by Ann Angel. A young adult oriented biography of the famous Janis Joplin. It follows her life from her birth in Texas to her death by accidental drug overdose. It contains magnificent pictures and gives a balanced look at the original queen of rock and roll and era which shaped her life and the country.
Ratings: 8th grade - 8 out of 10 - AC (some mature thematic content).