How I Discovered Poetry

How I Discovered Poetry


Illustrator: Hadley Hooper

Format
Ebook
Price
$10.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101635391
  • 112 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 12 and up

Overview

A powerful and thought-provoking Civil Rights era memoir from one of America’s most celebrated poets.
 
Looking back on her childhood in the 1950s, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Marilyn Nelson tells the story of her development as an artist and young woman through fifty eye-opening poems. Readers are given an intimate portrait of her growing self-awareness and artistic inspiration along with a larger view of the world around her: racial tensions, the Cold War era, and the first stirrings of the feminist movement.
 
A first-person account of African-American history, this is a book to study, discuss, and treasure.

Praise

A 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A 2015 ALA Notable Children’s Book
A Horn Book Fanfare Book
A Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book
NPR’s Book Concierge 2014 Great Reads List
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