Michelson, Richard Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. PICTURE BOOK. NON-FICTION. Knopf (Random House), 2016. $18.
Leonard Nimoy started out as an immigrant, feeling like an outsider, living with his Jewish family in Boston. He finds a excitement being on the stage and takes a risk, traveling to California in order to try to make it as an actor. The rest, as they say, is history.
I enjoyed reading about some of the details of Nimoy’s early life, especially the tidbit about driving JFK in a cab. I have a hard time seeing a child in an elementary school picking up this picture book to read for fun – unless their family is already Trekkies. This is really a novelty book for Star Trek fans.
GIFT – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher