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. Janis Joplin includes more than sixty photographs, and an assortment of anecdotes from Janis’s friends and band mates. This thoroughly researched and well-illustrated biography is a must-have for all young artists, music lovers, and pop-culture enthusiasts.
Ann Angel is the author of six biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont College’s MFA program in writing for children, and she works as an author and educator, focusing on young adults. She was the editor for Abrams’s Such a Pretty Face. She lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Visit her online at www.annangelwriter.com.