Monday, March 28, 2011

Edge, Laura B. Hilary Duff: Celebrity with Heart

Edge, Laura B. Hilary Duff: Celebrity with Heart
Enslow 2010 128p 31.93 978-0-7660-3404-4
elm/ms Duff, Hilary, 1987- VG-BNS Celebrities with Heart(Enslow)

“A biography of American actress and singer Hilary Duff that discusses her childhood, career, charity work, and other related topics.”

Upper elementary and middle school students who love Hilary Duff will enjoy this new title by Laura Edge. Written in a storylike fashion, students will gain a better understanding of some of Hilary’s charitable events. Students are introduced first to how she gives back to our communities in a big way. Duff’s passion for feeding America’s hungry children was a top priority. In Florida, she helped launch a program called “Blessings in a Backpack” where students were provided with food in backpacks so that children get enough food on weekends. The program was later expanded to other states including New York, Indiana, Kentucky, California, and others. In addition to this organization, she assists with USA Harvest, Food for a Friend, Kids With a Cause, and visits children in hospitals, orphanages, group homes, and homeless shelters. The author includes information on Hilary’s upbringing in Houston, early acting and television commercials, and her work leading up to her role in Lizzie McGuire on Disney. Hilary’s role as Lizzie McGuire, led her to star power and her new life as a celebrity. Disney created merchandise with Lizzie products and even helped her release a music CD. Duff’s Disney CD inspired her to want to expand her singing career. She took voice lessons and practiced for hours to make her a stronger artist. from television to movies, and now music, Hilary has evolved into a true celebrity and superstar.
Includes great color photographs, a chronology, filmography, discography, chapter notes, recommended books and web sites, and an index. Forba-Mayer, Charleen

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