Queen of the scene book
Queen of the Scene by Queen LatifahThis little ruler of the playground has got game. Basketball, stickball, jump–rope, soccer–theres nothing she wont try. And watch out, boys, because shes representing all the ladies and has girl power to the max.
Queen Latifah, the Grammy Award–winning First Lady of Hip–Hop, teams up with the Caldecott Honor artist Frank Morrison in a celebration of spirit and pride.
Ages 3 – 8
Usborne very first reading book The Queen makes a scene
Queen of the Scene
Lady Leshurr is a rapper with a difference. A woman, from Birmingham, she reigns in a male-dominated scene thanks to the strength of her talent and grit. Everything she has achieved, she has done it herself, so she says and does what she wants. Now she brings the attitude and integrity, humour and honesty that underpin her lyrics to a book. Her story includes frank conversation about anxiety, the secrets behind her musical and business success, social media and haters, and, of course, hair. From her tough start on an estate in Birmingham to the top of the scene, Lady Leshurr has a unique vantage point and The Queen Speaks is as entertaining as it is relevant.
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Available now hardcover, paperback, for your e-reader and as a downloadable audiobook, read by Luis. But their plans are derailed when she once again is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution. Besieged by pilgrims and pursued by assassins, Teresita embarks on a journey through turn-of-the-century industrial America-New York, San Francisco, St. She meets immigrants and tycoons, European royalty and Cuban poets, all waking to the new American century. And as she decides what her own role in this modern future will be, she must ask herself: can a saint fall in love? The answer is this ferocious, ribald romance of the border. Jaunty, bawdy, gritty, sweet, Queen of America has a bottomless comic energy and a heart large enough to accept-even revel in-all of human folly.
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