Emily's Reviews > To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story

To Timbuktu by Steven  Weinberg
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Aug 25, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: biography, unfinished
Read in October, 2011

Calling it at page 99.

This book isn't terrible, but it's not doing anything for me. Casey Scieszka is clearly very pleased with herself -- and okay, she has reason to be -- but I don't feel any desire to play audience to this mammoth ego self-stroke-fest.

I like the drawings, but not as much as I dislike the privilege (privilegeprivilegeprivilege) and the narrow world-view of our narrator, or the idea that these kids are qualified to teach anyone anything.

Not sure who this one is intended for... besides Casey Scieszka.

Edit: After seeing the author and illustrator of this book speak in public, I am knocking this down to one star. Yuck.

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