Collective Biographies: Sci-Fi Directors Reviews

Brand Empire Celebrities: ISBN 978-1-60152-994-7 / eBook: 978-1-60152-995-4
Electronic Dance Music DJs: ISBN 978-1-60152-966-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-967-1
Great Cartoonists: ISBN 978-1-60152-996-1 / eBook: 978-1-60152-997-8
Great Magicians and Illusionists: ISBN 978-1-6015-998-5 / eBook: 978-1-60152-999-2
Internet Entrepreneurs: ISBN 978-1-68282-028-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-029-2
Sci-Fi Directors: ISBN 978-1-68282-030-8 / eBook: 978-1-68282-031-5
Women Scientists and Inventors: ISBN 978-1-68282-032-2 / eBook: 978-1-68282-033-9
Women World Leaders: ISBN 978-1-68282-034-6 / eBook: 978-1-68282-035-3
Young Adult Authors: ISBN 978-1-68282-036-0 / eBook: 978-1-68282-037-7
School Library Journal, November 1, 2016

Gr 6-9– Several titles here will provide useful overviews or starting points for further research. Young Adult Authors helpfully addresses the growing call for diversity in books for teens and features the late novelist Walter Dean Myers and sci-fi and fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor. Women World Leaders includes a chapter on Hillary Clinton, which will age quickly in the shadow of the 2016 election, but a chapter on Nobel Peace laureate and former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is informative and contextual. Women Scientists and Inventors brings focus to a number of fascinating but less widely celebrated figures, such as physicist Lise Meitner and pioneering neonatologist Virginia Apgar. All of the books contain comprehensive source notes divided by chapter.
VERDICT Clearly written and well-documented short narratives suitable for formal research.