Baby's in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and The Beatles

Baby's in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and The Beatles - Arne Bellstorf One of the best parts about working in a library is that I get to read books before the patrons are able to check them out (Sorry, student who had to wait a week for House of Hades). This was one that I snatched right out of the box and had to read the moment I got home. I LOVE The Beatles, and the story of Stu and Astrid is something that it can be hard to find information about.

As others have commented, this book doesn't really add anything 'new' to the story of The Beatles' time in Hamburg, but it's still a good read. I recommend it to my students, although I do always warn them that you need to pay attention to the illustrations, or you might get confused (all of the characters look very similar, a stylist choice I like, but that confuses some readers). For my students who like The Beatles' music but don't know much of the history behind the band, this is a great read.