Books by Barry Denenberg

ALI by Barry Denenberg
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Ali makes a near-perfect subject for this eye-catching example of creative nonfiction. (timeline, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
The story of sports icon Muhammad Ali is told through created documents that explore his controversial life and its impact. Read full book review >
<i>TITANIC</i> SINKS! by Barry Denenberg
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"This is history at its best, an original and appealing way to mark the centennial of this familiar disaster. (author's note, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction.10-14)"
A memorial edition of an imagined magazine covers the construction and fateful voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, Queen of the Ocean, which sank in April 1912. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Its unusual appearance is guaranteed to draw readers to it; its striking graphics will keep them poring over the pages. (Biography. 10-13)"
Designed by Rich Deas to resemble in both look and size a yellowed memorial issue of a 19th-century tabloid, this one-year-later account of Lincoln's youth and political career features a linked set of lengthy, sharply analytical articles and a distinct period look, courtesy of Bing's always eye-catching illustrations. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2005

"If Anne's story helps us see that each life is precious, 'then the diary that Anne was given can be a gift to us, too.' (introduction, chronology, source notes, bibliographical essay, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A line taken out of context from Anne Frank's diary ("in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart") is too often used to turn Anne's story into something uplifting. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Denenberg constructs the tragedy of Elvis Presley's life in a series of chapters that take their titles from rock and rockabilly songs. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1993

"B&w photos & index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
Denenberg knows how to capture his audience: he introduces Hoover's FBI by showing how, under Hoover's supervision, the bureau was able to manipulate its own image on network TV. Read full book review >