Stevie Wonder Little Stevie

Stevie Wonder, whose real name is Stevland Hardaway Judkins, was born on May 13, 1951. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan. From a young age, he had a love and rythym for a music. He learned to play several instruments at a very young age.

Stevie's Challenge

As many people know, Stevie Wonder is blind. He was born 6 weeks premature. He had a problem with the retinas in his eyes, and the oxygen pumped into his incubator when he was an infant only made matters worse.

Early Career

As a kid, he learned to play a lot of different instruments. He taught himself how to play the harmonica at the age of five, which is incredible whether you are blind or not. He asked his mom to let him take piano lessons at learned to play it at the age of six. Two years later, he learned how to play the drums.

His talents were noticed when he was just 11 years old, when he was signed to Motown Records. He released his first song called "Fingertips" her at the age of 12. He enrolled at the Michigan School for the Blind. He continued his career here, practiced, and wrote more music.


Over the past 50 years, Stevie has become one of the most-renowned musicians on the world. He currently has 25 Grammys and over 30 U.S. top ten hits off of 44 albums.


He is a very courageous and persevering person. We can learn to not take simple things such as being able to wake up and see for granted and to try our hardest and set goals for ourselves to achieve. Stevie Wonder is a great example that many people can follow.

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