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Summary:

"Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life"--Amazon.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande YA 811.54 Gri (Text) 35178001804338 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/20/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781629798813
  • ISBN: 1629798819
  • Physical Description: 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : WordSong, an imprint of Highlights, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
"Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life"--Amazon.
Target Audience Note:
840L Lexile
Subject: Grimes, Nikki > Juvenile literature.
African American women authors > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women poets > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Poets, American > Juvenile literature.
Poetry > Therapeutic use.
Creative writing > Therapeutic use.
Authorship > Therapeutic use.
Genre: Autobiographical poetry

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