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Author Grimes, Nikki, author.

Title Ordinary hazards : a memoir / Nikki Grimes.

Publication Info. Honesdale, Pennsylvania : WordSong, an imprint of Highlights, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    811 Grimes,N GRI    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "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.
Subject Grimes, Nikki -- Juvenile literature.
Grimes, Nikki.
African American women authors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Poets, American.
African American women poets.
Poetry -- Therapeutic use.
Creative writing -- Therapeutic use.
Authorship -- Therapeutic use.
Genre/Form Young adult nonfiction.
Autobiographical poetry.
ISBN 9781629798813 (hardcover) $19.99
1629798819 (hardcover) $19.99

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