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Ordinary hazards : a memoir

Grimes, Nikki (author.).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (325 pages) : illustrations.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : WordSong, an imprint of Highlights, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: ...this writing thing was some kind of magic trick I didn't yet understand... Nikki Grimes discovered the power of writing at the tender age of six, when, along in her room, she poured her fears, anger, and tears onto a piece of paper - and felt sweet relief. Words and faith were her most enduring companions as life flung her headlong from one harrowing experience to the next through her childhood and teenage years. Words, spilled into notebook after notebook, kept her moving forward. Words turned what might have been into what could be. In the course of this remarkable memoir in verse, Nikki Grimes shows how grace, wisdom, and the power of words can help a brave soul conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of life. --
Target Audience Note:
840L Lexile
Sentence length: 4 (hard) Word frequency: 4 (hard) Lexile.
Awards Note:
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2020.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2020.
Source of Description Note:
Print version record.
Subject: Grimes, Nikki Juvenile literature
African American women authors Biography Juvenile literature
African American women poets Biography Juvenile literature
Ex-foster children Biography Juvenile literature
Children of the mentally ill Biography Juvenile literature
Poetry Therapeutic use
Creative writing Therapeutic use
School children Biography Juvenile literature
Teenage girls Biography Juvenile literature
Dysfunctional families Juvenile literature
Diaries Psychological aspects Juvenile literature
Foster children Psychological aspects Juvenile literature
Novels in verse
Grimes, Nikki
Poets, American Biography Juvenile literature
African American women poets
Poetry Therapeutic use
Creative writing Therapeutic use
Authorship Therapeutic use
Grimes, Nikki
Genre: Young adult literature.
Autobiographical poetry.
Juvenile works.
Young adult nonfiction.
Autobiographical poetry.
Electronic books.

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