NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK by Keith Elliot Greenberg

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

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. 9th, 1990
ISBN: 8225-1620-9
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Lerner
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