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How I Discovered Poetry

ISBN-10: 0803733046
ISBN-13: 9780803733046
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Description: A powerful and thought-provoking Civil Rights era memoir from one of America's most celebrated poets. Looking back on her childhood in the 1950's, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Marilyn Nelson tells the story of her  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 1/14/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

A powerful and thought-provoking Civil Rights era memoir from one of America's most celebrated poets. Looking back on her childhood in the 1950's, 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.

Marilyn Nelson is the author of The Freedom Business, Fortune's Bones, and Carver: A Life in Poems, among other titles. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Newbery Honor Book winner, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book award winner. She lives in East Haddam, Connecticut.

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