Journalist Greenberg, who has written children's biographies of several other popular figures, presents an uncritical look...

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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

Journalist Greenberg, who has written children's biographies of several other popular figures, presents an uncritical look at this wildly successful group. He tells how the group began (soft-pedaling the role of its entrepreneurial organizer), lauds its wholesome image and stand against drugs, and gives each kid a couple of pages to himself, carefully noting such details as color of eyes and hair. Beyond suggesting its eclectic origins and appeal, Greenberg offers little about their music; the kids are pictured as ""having a blast"" (despite the inconveniences of universal recognition) and as hoping to have more input, in the future, in their dance routines and music. Routine treatment of high-interest subject.

Pub Date: Nov. 9, 1990

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 48

Publisher: Lerner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1990