Informational (nonfiction), 1,873 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1050L
Early Moments in Rock Music History an informative book documenting the history of rock 'n' roll. It highlights performers such as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens. The book also focuses on the course of technological changes and their influence on the growth in popularity of rock music. It describes American society in the days of early rock 'n' roll and how economic and cultural influences helped to create rock music we know today. Photographs support the text.
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