Simon & Schuster

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul


Aretha Franklin was born to sing! The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from the earliest days in her father's Detroit church where her soaring voice spanned more than three octaves. Aretha didn't just raise her voice in song, she also spoke out against injustice and fought for civil rights!