This title focuses on the brand Stüssy and its influence on the streetwear world, while looking at the founders Shawn Stüssy and Frank Sinatra Jr, unique fashion lines, and the legacy it leaves for future generations. This hi-lo title is complete with colorful photographs, simple text, glossary, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Fly! is an imprint of Abdo Zoom, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|BISACS||JNF059000, JNF006030, JNF010000|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781098228569, 9781098229405, 9781098229825|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks, Read-to-Me eBooks|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
Hype Brands- School Library Journal
Streetwear brands ranging from Nike to Off-White are highlighted in this new series. Each book explores a specific company and provides an overview of the development of the brand and the creative minds involved. Special attention is paid to the high-profile collaborations between different brands. The text is written at a second grade reading level, with short, simple sentences. Eye-catching, full color photographs help to bring the fashion to life. A QR code is provided for each title to Abdo BookLinks, which provides additional online resources. With an emphasis on readability, these slim titles are only able to provide a cursory overview of each brand, and the books would benefit from additional information about the influences of skate and hip-hop culture on streetwear. VERDICT With a lack of books on this part of the fashion industry, this hi-lo series can help fill a void for books on streetwear at the upper elementary and middle school level.