Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw readers in to the fascinating life of famous singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson! Readers will learn about Clarkson's family background, youth in Texas, and musical talent and drive. They will follow her journey, from her American Idol audition to her success as the original American Idol, leading up to her first album, Thankful. Other albums discussed include Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, and Stronger, as well as her three Grammy wins and her charity work. Features include table of contents, map, fact boxes, facts page with Clarkson's vital information, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.