Diana: The People's Princess
This informative title covers the life of the People's Princess, Diana, Princess of Wales. Readers learn of her childhood, her parent's divorce and her father's remarriage, her trip to boarding school, and the affects of these events on her life. Diana's first meeting with Charles, Prince of Wales in 1977 is detailed, as is their whirlwind courtship, fairytale wedding, the birth of the Princes William and Harry, and the couple's acrimonious divorce. Diana's struggle with bulimia, her suicide attempts, as well as her compassion for others in her service for AIDS, homelessness, and land mine awareness are also discussed. The positive changes in her life after her divorce and the events leading to her tragic death at age 36 are also examined. This book includes details of Diana's life and covers the controversies surrounding her life and death.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Grade 6 - Grade 12
|JNF007140, JNF053030, JNF025070
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|Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
|6.25 x 9.25
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Lives Cut Short Set 2 - School Library Journal
These books trace the lives of pop-culture notables from childhood to their sudden deaths, and the personal and professional triumphs and troubles in between. The narrative history has an informative tone, balancing opinions and quotes from the subjects and insiders close to them, and critics’ views, along with important facts and milestones. The books convey a sense of what made these performers legendary, how they influenced others, and why their legacies endure. The authors provide helpful context to the eras in which they lived. . . . Large color, captioned photographs appear throughout, and sidebars supply helpful background material. These up-to-date biographies should find an audience in middle and high school collections. While the books maintain that the tragic ends do not diminish their subjects’ accomplishments, the authors neither romanticize nor glamorize these lifestyles marred by substance abuse.
Lives Cut Short Set 2 – Booklist
The dependable Lives Cut Short series adds. . .titles featuring celebrities who died prematurely. Each begins with a poignant quote from the late celeb, such as this from Marilyn Monroe: “You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.” The books use many other first-person quotes as well as comments from people who knew the subject. Freed from the risk of libel, the authors generally treat their biographees with a mix of admiration for their achievements and honesty about the mistakes they made…making an excellent use of sidebars to explain and extend the information, with well-chosen photographs. Given the subject, it’s a bit macabre to say it, but this is one series worth continuing.
Lives Cut Short Set 2 – Booklist
. . . impressive series is based on the premise that death comes to all of us, even the exceptionally good-looking. Although [the] books. . .come out almost indecently quickly following a celebrity’s demise, the writers are still able to construct a fully rounded picture of life. This adds depth to the stories and allows readers to see where tragedy may have had its roots.
Lives Cut Short Set 2 (Top Ten Celebrity Biographies 2012) – Booklist
Stars who died prematurely often lend themselves to particularly intriguing biographies. This series is solidly researched and impressively written, and information in sidebars and boxes helps give context and explanations to the main text.