How I Discovered Poetry

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How I Discovered Poetry

by Marilyn Nelson

Illustrations by Hadley Hooper

First Release:

July 2014

ISBN: 9780803733046

“(On the Road, 1959 ) /. . . / Daddy corrects white men who call him boy. / Even when they’re in police uniforms.” In fifty poems, the author recounts growing up in a military family. Author’s note. Who’s who in the family photos. Black-and-white photographs. Four-color illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9780803733046
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Dial
    Page Count: 112
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: 811/.54
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.2, Points: 1
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 6.6, Points: 4
    Awards & Honors: Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2014, Nonfiction; 2015 Coretta Scott King Award, Author, Honor; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Older Readers; NCTE Notable Poetry List 2015; Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2014, Poetry
    Genre: Nonfic
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