The premise of the marvelous mashup is simple. Take elemental bits and pieces of history and modern pop culture and remix them. Author Melissa G. Wilson brings readers her own version of this entertaining art form with her book series History Mashups for Teens. She takes two famous figures separated by time and circumstance, mixes up their stories, and explores the unlikely similarities that present themselves as their lives unfold.
In this edition of Mashups for Teens, Wilson dishes on Sleeping Beauty and Beyoncè.
One is animated, the other real. One is a fairytale princess, the other an American idol. Yet, these two iconic beauties have more in common than most imagine. To the world, they both appear to be the quintessence of happily ever after. In reality, each overcame adversity, heartache and disappointment to rise to greatness.
Think you already know everything you need to know about Sleeping Beauty and Beyoncè? Not so fast. Included is an entire chapter of juicy facts that may surprise you.
Like this pop-culture mashup? Check out all the books in the History Mashups for Teens series.