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How I Discovered Poetry

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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.

Marilyn Nelson is a three-time National Book Award Finalist, has won a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor and several Coretta Scott King Honors, and has received several prestigious poetry awards, including the Poets' Prize and the Robert Frost Medal "for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry." She has recently been a judge of poetry applicants at the National Endowment for the Arts and Yaddo, and has received three honorary doctorates.

ISBN: 9780147510051

ISBN-10: 9780147510051

Publisher: Speak

Publication Date: 03/08/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/08/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 112

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Literary

Young Adult Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

Young Adult Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American