"Refreshingly levelheaded and loaded with sourced quotes, it’s that rare middle-grade biography (or 'rockography,' as the title page insists) that is able to trace a band’s history, revel in its rock awesomeness, and be blunt about such things as drug abuse, all the while keeping things at an age-appropriate keel."
–Booklist, November 1, 2010
"Through this book, old and new fans alike learn about the band’s history and impact on the music industry."
–Children's Literature, March 2011
Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal is the only Sabbath biography written for middle and high schoolers. Thoroughly researched and highly informative, it’s an appealing read for all ages and a great way for parents to introduce their kids to the music they love.
The book chronicles the legendary band’s career from its formation to the present day and does a superb job of conveying the group’s ups and downs, not glossing over any details while staying age-appropriate. Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal is available in high-quality library bound hardcover as well as softcover editions and can be found wherever books are sold online.