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How I Discovered Poetry

By Marilyn Nelson, 1946- author

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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Book

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

0803733046


Format: Book
Author: Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- author
Summary: The author reflects on her childhood in the 1950s and her development as an artist and young woman through fifty poems that consider such influences as the Civil Rights Movement, the "Red Scare" era, and the feminist movement.
Title: How I discovered poetry / Marilyn Nelson ; illustrations by Hadley Hooper.
Publisher Date: Penguin Group USA 2014
Subject: Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- -- Juvenile poetry. Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- -- Poetry. Authorship -- Juvenile poetry. Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile poetry. Authorship -- Poetry. Authors, American -- Poetry. Autobiographical poetry.
Isbn: 0803733046 9780803733046
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Call Number: 811.5400
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Bib Id: 492848

Format: Book
Author: Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- author.
Summary: The author reflects on her childhood in the 1950s and her development as an artist and young woman through fifty poems that consider such influences as the Civil Rights Movement, the "Red Scare" era, and the feminist movement.
Title: How I discovered poetry / Marilyn Nelson ; illustrations by Hadley Hooper.
Publisher, Date: Penguin Group USA 2014
Description: 103 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Subjects: Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- -- Poetry.
Subjects: Authorship -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Authorship -- Poetry.
Subjects: Authors, American -- Poetry.
Subjects: Autobiographical poetry.
Other Author: Hooper, Hadley, illustrator.
Other Title: Poems. Selections
LCCN: 2013005289
ISBN: 0803733046
ISBN: 9780803733046
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 811.5400