This title examines the fascinating life of Bruno Mars. Readers will learn about Mars’s childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Mars’s early interest and talent in music that led to the release of Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Unorthodox Jukebox. Mars’s Grammy Awards, tours, and charitable work are also discussed. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.