Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy

illus. by Edel Rodriguez. 34p. Knopf. Sept. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781101933305.
RedReviewStarGr 2–4—Written from the perspective of a young Leonard "Lenny" Nimoy, this title begins in 1939, when the Star Trek actor was in the third grade, and emphasizes the importance of family and theater in Nimoy's early life. Kids will learn how his success did not come overnight: a simple but effective lesson on persistence and perseverance. The book is illustrated in a sepialike tone, lending the volume a historic feeling. The signature blue of Spock's uniform is also prevalent in many of the images. Although this biography would work well as an independent read, it could also be a great option for group read-alouds because of the focus on Nimoy's childhood.
VERDICT In the words of Spock, "Live long and prosper." Recommended wherever Trekkies roam.

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