Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson - OPTIONAL

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

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