Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes audiobook

Poems in the Attic

By Nikki Grimes
Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664449060

  • ISBN: 9781664556898

Runtime: 0.23 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

During a visit to her grandma's house, a young girl discovers a box of poems in the attic, poems written by her mother when she was growing up. Her mother's family often moved around the United States and the world because her father was in the Air Force. Over the years, her mother used poetry to record her experiences in the many places the family lived. Reading the poems and sharing those experiences through her mother's eyes, the young girl feels closer to her mother than ever before. To let her mother know this, she creates a gift: a book with her own poems and copies of her mother's. And when she returns her mother's poems to the box in the attic, she leaves her own poems too, for someone else to find, someday. Using free verse for the young girl's poems and tanka for her mother's, master poet Nikki Grimes creates a tender intergenerational story that speaks to every child's need to hold onto special memories of home, no matter where that place might be.

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Author Bio: Nikki Grimes

Author Bio: Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, as well as the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris, all of them Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books. She won the Coretta Scott King Author Award for Bronx Masquerade. She lives in Corona, California.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.23
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English