PositiveShelf AwarenessReaders learn along with Preszler as he works; he thoughtfully doles out historical details over the course of the boat\'s construction, as he reveals the family\'s background. Insightful and humorous, Preszler\'s memoir is a deep dive to find the father he longed for and the confidence to be his own man.
RaveShelf AwarenessIguodala\'s memoir is not a recitation of important games through his career, but rather the tale of the people and events that challenged and shaped him along the way. From his strong upbringing in Springfield, Ill., guided by his mother and grandmother, to the teachers, coaches, teammates and systems that honed him, Iguodala imparts insight and wisdom in a conversational yet expert style suffused with confidence and heart ... Iguodala\'s story is a compelling and important one that provides a glimpse into what people of color face, from little boys to the height of stardom, in a country \'designed to wreak absolute havoc on the confidence of black people.\'
RaveShelf AwarenessOhlin\'s prose and insight are luminous, particularly within \'Childhood\', focused on the girls\' early years and the exposed roots they trip over as they try to find their footing—as sisters, daughters, parental figures and individuals. \'Motherhood\' is equally compelling yet oddly discordant, as Robin and Lark spend much of it apart. As with her prior novel, Inside, Ohlin is adroit at articulating her characters\' internal dialogues, and it becomes apparent to the reader as it does to both women that they are at their most harmonious when connected to each other.