The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, Aretha Franklin's musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church, where her soaring voice spanned more than three octaves. In jaunty rhymed couplets, Carole Boston Weatherford introduces this one of a kind musician and activist to readers 4 to 8, while Frank Morrison earned the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award for his dazzling oil paintings of the Queen of Soul in her formative years.
"The interplay between the deceptively simple narrative and Morrison's illustrations is pitch-perfect. This beautiful picture book biography packs an emotional punch that is as compelling as the timeless songs that Franklin made famous."—School Library Journal (starred review)