Put on your blue suede shoes! Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, Elvis Presley grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own, and a look that was all his own, too. With curled lip, swiveling hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, ushering in the age of rock and roll. Paperback, 112 pages. For ages 8 to 12.