Thursday, 30 November 2017

Book Review: Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes, and You by Mary Feliciani

Author Mary Feliciani tells us about the seven humanitarians that have inspired her in Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes, and You. This book may look thin to the eyes, being only a scant 39 pages, but it is quite filled with information.

I like the layout of this book. Each hero mini-biography contains information on an outstanding person that made a difference in the world, as well as quotations by that person and a reflection by the author. It is a brief text but bountiful with information.

I appreciate authors who include the references they used for their books. I was a little dismayed to see only websites used for retrieving information, and somewhat stunned that Wikipedia was referenced three times. It is expected in an age so fraught with technology that websites are a big source of information. Knowing that, I am still surprised that an author wanting to sell the written word (and being a teacher, no less) would refrain from using any book references and that, of the websites used, Wikipedia would be considered a good information source for youth to consider.

Barring that, I found the book enjoyable and enlightening with information. I am thankful to Mary Feliciani for sending me a copy of Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes, and You in exchange for an honest review.

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