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Title:
Tyra Banks
Author:
Levin, Pamela, 1964-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
104 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the fashion model, who has also become involved in acting and community service activities.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1120 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 3.0 29742.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.1 6 Quiz: 17987 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780791051955

9780791051962
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Traces the rise to fame of the famous model.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. Although she may be not be as historically renowned as some of the those profiled in the Black Americans of Achievement series, there's no doubt Banks has a high recognition factor with young people. Levin takes pains to make sure that the supermodel Banks is also seen as a real person, one who was awkward and uncoordinated as a child, who was sometimes called "Froggy" because of the warts on her hands, and who, in her adolescent years, was so tall and thin she was nicknamed Olive Oyl. The book chronicles Banks' entry into the world of modeling, her rise to fame, and her desire to give something back by instituting scholarships and becoming a role model. A solid biography with plenty of black-and-white photos to satisfy teen interest. Chronology, bibliography, and Internet resources appended. --Ilene Cooper


Excerpts

Excerpts

Tyra Banks has broken down barrier after barrier for blacks in the modeling world. She was the first African-American model to grace the cover of the annual swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated, and was the first woman to appear on the cover of Gentlemen's Quarterly. Learn more about the woman behind the pretty face, including her numerous charitable efforts. Excerpted from Tyra Banks: Model by Pamela Levin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.