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    K-Pop
    Korea's Musical Explosion
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2014
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-2042-7
    Lexile Level: 1130
    SRC Reading Level: 10.7
    Pages: 64
    Trim Size: 7 x 9
    Dewey: 781.63095195
    Reading Grade Level: 6
    Interest Grade Level: 6-12
    Ages: 11-18
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    DESCRIPTION Stuart A. Kallen
    Featuring quirky horse-riding dance moves and an infectious electronic beat, an unlikely music video and its leading man made history in 2012. In December of that year, "Gangnam Style" reached one billion hits on YouTube—the most views ever. Seemingly overnight, the South Korean pop star behind the hit—Psy (Park Jae-sang)—became a household name.

    But Psy is just part of the story. Other South Korean pop sensations such as Girls' Generation, 2NE1, and BigBang are part of a global sensation called Hallyu, or the Korean Wave. South Korean bands are performing to sold out arenas all over the world, and fans can't get enough of South Korean music, films, television, food, and manhwa (cartoons).

    K-Pop: Korea's Musical Explosion traces the journey of South Korean pop music, from the early influences of American rock 'n' roll in the 1950s to the success of a tiger-eyed sensation called Rain, who wowed American audiences in the early 2000s. Discover how this Korean Justin Timberlake, and those who came after him, rose through South Korea’s star-making system through grueling hard work to seduce international audiences with their tight choreographies, irresistible beats, outrageous outfits, and exciting stage shows. You'll become part of the K-Pop fandom world too!


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    Book Features
    Bibliography, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Photo Captions, Sidebars, Source Notes, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Stuart A. Kallen has written more than 350 nonfiction books for children and young adults. His books have covered a wide arc of human history, culture, and science. Kallen is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist in San Diego, California.
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    School Library Journal
    "This highly accessible text focuses on K-Pop from the 1960s to the modern day, highlighting some of the biggest artists and most influential record labels....The addition of a selected bibliography featuring several websites and blogs makes this book a great tool for students wanting to do a report on a fresh and exciting topic." —School Library Journal
    Booklist
    "Though technically a book about a specific genre of music, this straightforward text also serves as a history of modern Korean culture and the phenomena of globalization." —Booklist