This title examines the fascinating life of Lil Wayne. Readers will learn about Lil Wayne's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Lil Wayne's early interest and talent in music that led to the release of Tha Block is Hot, Tha Carter, Tha Carter III, I am Not a Human Being, and Tha Carter IV. Lil Wayne's multiple Grammy Awards, his charity foundation, and his legal troubles are also discussed. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.