The author's note in the back of the book tells more of Franklin's story, including how she was not just an artist, but an activist, using her musical abilities to perform at benefit concerts to support the civil rights movement in the 1960s, as well as donating funds to bail protesters out of jail. She had a fear of flying. She recorded her first album at age fourteen and landed a contact with Columbia Records at eighteen. The book did a nice job engaging young readers in some of the more focal points of her life, saving the information in the author's note till the end to ensure they remained interested enough to lead themselves to that point. It also lists some of Franklin's biggest hits, making it so readers can dive into her work, whether they search for it on YouTube or a music streaming service.