Jessica Tackett of the blog Her Life With Books is today's featured reviewer--a Round 1 judge for MG/YA Nonfiction, she is also a fledgling librarian who enjoys reading children's and YA lit as well as, occasionally, writing it. Being all librarian-y, her blog features a wonderfully orderly list of reviews by genre for your reading edification. Fun fact: Jessica also has an MA in Children's Literature.
Last month, Jessica reviewed NFMGYA nominee Chuck Close: Face Book by the artist himself, Chuck Close. If you don't know Chuck Close, he is one of those rare birds--a famous painter who became famous in his lifetime and is in fact (obviously) still alive. He overcame a number of physical limitations throughout his career, and he paints--what else--faces. HUGE ones. About the book, Jessica says:
Check out the rest of the review here.
This book is structured around a school “fieldtrip” – a group of children visiting Mr. Close in his studio and, after studying his life and his work, asking him some rather astute questions.