Monday, September 6, 2021

Rule the music scene like Queen Beyoncé Knowles by Caroline Moss


After reading so many bodice-rippers, I felt like mixing it up a little by reading something super empowering and wholesome. That's why I'm absolutely delighted to have been given a copy of RULE THE MUSIC SCENE LIKE BEYONCE KNOWLES. I have always thought Beyonce was really cool. I grew up listening to Destiny's Child and her solo career really started taking off when I was in college and her feminist songs ended up being anthems for me and my friends. 

This is a kid-friendly biography of the pop star. It talks about how she got into dancing and how dancing helped bring her out of her shell as a shy kid. Then it goes into the girl groups she was a part of (Girls Tyme and Destiny's) before she went solo. There's even a section on her daughter, Blue Ivy, and her social activism, and commentary on the difficulty of having political opinions as someone in the spotlight.

The best thing about the book is definitely the art, though, which is by Sinem Erkas. It's paper art, I think, and it looks so good stylistically, transforming what would otherwise be a pretty average book into a magnificent work of art.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

3.5 to 4 out of 5 stars

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