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How I Discovered Poetry

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson
Jan 14, 2014 | 112 Pages
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    Jan 14, 2014 | 112 Pages | Young Adult

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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

“An intimate perspective on a tumultuous era and an homage to the power of language.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Use this bring a vivid personal touch to an exploration of the era, or as a gloriously personal entry in a poetry unit.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
“With sophisticated wordplay and poignantly spare description, this lyric bildungsroman creates as effective a portrait of race relations in 20th-century America as of formative moments in Nelson’s youth.”—Kirkus 

From the Hardcover edition.

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