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How I discovered poetry

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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.
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9780803733046
9781101635391
148447340
9780147510051
9781484473405
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MG
Level 5.2, 1 Points
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Full title how i discovered poetry
Author nelson marilyn
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Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
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subject_facet African Americans -- Biography, Authorship -- Biography, Authorship -- Poetry, Civil rights movements -- Biography, Coretta Scott King honor book -- 2015, Nelson, Marilyn, -- 1946- -- Biography, Nelson, Marilyn, -- 1946- -- Poetry, Poetry -- Authorship, Poetry -- Biography
title_display How I discovered poetry
title_full How I Discovered Poetry, How I discovered poetry / Marilyn Nelson, How I discovered poetry / Marilyn Nelson ; illustrations by Hadley Hooper
title_short How I discovered poetry
title_sub
topic_facet African Americans, Authorship, Biography & Autobiography, Civil rights movements, Coretta Scott King honor book, Geography, History, Nelson, Marilyn, Poetry, Young Adult Nonfiction