This biography highlights the life and accomplishments of Kanye West. Readers learn about West's early life, inspiration to pursue music, and successes as a hip-hop artist. With striking photographs and sidebars, the book explores West's relationship with his mom, his striking self-confidence, and groundbreaking music videos. Features include a timeline, glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.