Trailblazers: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Trailblazers

Author: Kurtis Scaletta

£6.99

ISBN: 9781788952996 Category:

PUBLICATION DATE: July 7 2021

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 176 pages

DIMENSIONS: 129 x 198 mm

ILLUSTRATIONS: Illustrations, black and white

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Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series!

How did Lin-Manuel Miranda become the multi-award-winning creator behind a hit Broadway show? As a child, Lin-Manuel spent his time listening to the sounds and rhythms of New York. Taking part in school productions and writing his own plays, he knew early on he was destined for the stage. While on holiday years later, he read a biography of Alexander Hamilton and came up with an idea for an original musical take on American history. Discover how this aspiring actor went on to create the most talked about show in decades and take the world by storm with his creativity!

TRAILBLAZERS biographies are packed with little-known trivia, fascinating facts and lively illustrations.

1 review for Trailblazers: Lin-Manuel Miranda

  1. Veronica Price

    An engaging blend of illustrations, short chapters and fact-filled illustrated panels, appealing to both MG and YA readers. Author Kurtis Scaletta presents the details of Lin-Manuel’s non-stop rise to the top of his profession in an engaging and entertaining manner. Throughout the book you learn about Lin-Manuel’s important influences, the stories behind his musical productions and his key collaborators as he has turned the world of musical theatre upside down. It certainly gives the impression of a man who writes as if he is running out of time and leaves you wondering “what comes next?”

    As well as exploring Lin-Manuel’s unique musical and creative talent, this biography is careful to explain that a lifetime of hard work is behind the phenomenal success that he enjoys today. I also love that it outlines his continuing involvement with the Puerto Rican community, inspired by his father’s political work, and his determination to portray his culture in a positive light. His hugely generous charitable activities and his dedication to his family are further details which contribute to the picture of an individual who combines great talent with humility.

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