Wednesday, March 9, 2016

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson - ESSENTIAL

Nelson, Marilyn How I Discovered Poetry Illustrated by Hadley Hooper. Dial Books, 2014. $17.99. 99 pgs. Content: G

Marilyn Nelson has woven the story of growing up in America during the time of segregation in a series of autobiographical poems.  There are also many black and white photographs of Nelson and her family to accompany the story the poems tell. Each poem can stand alone, but together the story they weave is tearful, powerful, thought provoking, and wonderful. This book is a great addition to just about any library.


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