Read about contemporary celebrities. A fan once bought a piece of toast nibbled on by one of the members of `N Sync. As a boy, vocalist Ricky Martin sang in choirs in Puerto Rico. Country musician Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1962. This is just a taste of the information found in the 14 mini-biographies featured in this Reader. Each spotlights one of the world's hottest male musicians or groups. Eric Clapton, Lil' Bow Wow, Lenny Kravitz, the Backstreet Boys, and Carlos Santana are among the stars featured. Since most people enjoy reading about celebrities, even reluctant readers will be eager to take on these interesting one-page articles. A photo accompanies each bio to assist with visual recognition. Learning activities follow each reading to test comprehension, enrich vocabulary, and enhance following-directions skills. Relevant questions, word/definition matching, crossword puzzles, and fill-in-the-blanks are among the activities featured. Finally, there is a related research project for each story.