Books by Queen Latifah

QUEEN OF THE SCENE by Queen Latifah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

A little girl demonstrates her confidence and her mad skills on the playground. The little girl, in a jumper over jeans and big bright tennis shoes, twirls a basketball on one finger while working her hula hoop, and excels at stickball, tennis, making sand castles and every other imaginable playground activity. The other kids look on in amazement or compete against her unsuccessfully as she dashes from sport to sport, rapping about her skill and showing off. Morrison's illustrations burst with originality, vibrancy and humor. Latifah's ode to self-esteem benefits greatly from the companion CD, but the minimal text, with a dashed-off feel and sometimes awkward rhymes, will probably leave the reader wanting more. (Picture book. 3-7) Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

The successful actress and rap singer offers a frank, down-to-earth, but somewhat unsurprising review of the hard life lessons she has learned, about self-respect, love, and independence. There's little here that may be startling ("Too many women look for what's in a man's pocket, not what's in his heart"; "If you're broken, no man is going to fix you"). But Latifah delivers her insights with a biographical frankness (dealing with her struggles with abusive relationships and questions of self-worth) and salty directness that her young female fans (for whom the book seems to be written) are likely to find engaging and convincing. (Author tour) Read full book review >