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"Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life"--Amazon.
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  • ISBN: 9781629798813
  • ISBN: 1629798819
  • Physical Description: 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : WordSong, an imprint of Highlights, [2019]

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"Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life"--Amazon.
Target Audience Note:
840L Lexile
Subject: Grimes, Nikki > Juvenile literature.
African American women authors > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women poets > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Poets, American > Juvenile literature.
Poetry > Therapeutic use.
Creative writing > Therapeutic use.
Authorship > Therapeutic use.
Genre: Autobiographical poetry.
Poetry.
Biographies.

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