Raised just a few blocks from Broadway, Alicia Keys began playing classical piano when she was seven years old. At twenty-two, she became famous for combining the music of her city and her classical training into a sound all her own. In this compelling biography, readers learn about the inspiring life and work of Keys, a fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer. Keys is also an actress, author, and global activist in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Accessible text is accompanied by compelling full-color photographs, as well as direct quotes from Keys herself.