“Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies” Nell Beram & Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky

ARC (Advance Reading Copy). Published January 1, 2013. (Abrams). 178 pp. (Includes a Timeline, Bibliography, Image Credits and Index.)

YokoOnoCollectorofSkiesIn this biography of Yoko Ono’s life, released on the eve of her 80th birthday, authors Beram & Boriss-Krimsky strive to show her as an unusual and unique artist misunderstood by her own generation, not fully accepted by her peers, yet finally accepted by all later in life. They try to put to death the many rumors that claim she was responsible for the Beatles breakup after she met John Lennon, showing John’s love for her creativity and willingness to explore new things, while also shedding background information on her life in Japan, her creative genius,” and various marriages.

“Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies” is not filled with Beatles nostalgia, but with Yoko’s unique form of creativity. Some of what she attempted to share over the years is quite obscure and “deep,” leaving the typical art critic and reader/viewer to scratch their heads in disbelief. “Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies” tries to explain, through Yoko’s thoughts and own words, what she really was thinking when creating her work while the rest of us were wondering “what was she thinking?!”

Her deepest desire was to be a creative artist, and to be recognized for her work. This biography is aimed to educate those who previously may just have thought of her as “John Lennon’s wife.” It shows that she was his wife, but was so much more in her own right.

For readers aged 14 and older.


Author: Mrs. Mac

As a School Librarian, I was Co-Chair of REFORMA's (The National Association to Promote Library Services to the Latinos and Spanish Speaking) CAYASC (Children & Young Adult Services Committee) for 2 yrs. As Co-Chair, I was in charge of all things YA. I have been a member of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) for many years, and have worked as a school librarian for many years. When I'm not blogging, I like to read, run, race and sing - not necessarily in that order. My blog reviews books I enjoyed (or didn't enjoy), which leaves you to ask yourself "Should I Read it or Not?"

1 thought on ““Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies” Nell Beram & Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky”

  1. “Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies Nell Beram & Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky You Decide:
    Should I Read it or Not?” was in fact a really good blog post,
    . I hope you keep posting and I’ll keep on browsing! Thank you ,Korey

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