From J to Z – The Shawn Carter Story is the unauthorized biography of world famous rap legend, Jay Z. Growing up in the early 80’s in Brooklyn’s crack infested projects, Shawn Carter’s childhood was one of hard knocks. Yet upon committing to his talent he became one of the most successful artists to date. Jay Z is a self-made man and his story is an inspirational example of the American dream. Like Jay Z’s music, this beautifully illustrated tale is written in rhyme and double entendres, making it a favorite of kids and parents alike.