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How I discovered poetry

Author: Marilyn Nelson; Hadley Hooper
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile poetry
Named Person: Marilyn Nelson; Marilyn Nelson
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Nelson; Hadley Hooper
ISBN: 9780803733046 0803733046 9780605861763 0605861765
OCLC Number: 830837453
Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, 2015
Description: 103 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Blue footsies (Cleveland, Ohio, 1950) --
Church (Cleveland, Ohio, 1950) --
Called up (Cleveland, Ohio, 1951) --
Texas protection (James Connally AFB, Texas 1951) --
Telling time (James Connally AFB, Texas 1951) --
Bomb drill (Lackland AFB, Texas, 1952) --
Pink menace (Lackland AFB, Texas 1952) --
A snake (Lowry AFB, Colorado, 1955) --
Your own (Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1953) --
Bad name ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1954) --
Sonic book ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1954) --
Career girl ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1954) --
Making history ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1955) --
Gold box ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1955) --
Kemo Sabe ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1955) --
Mississippi ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1955) --
Glow-in-the-dark ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1956) --
Travenling light ((Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas 1956) --
Just pick a name (On the road, 1956) --
Say It (Mather AFB, California, 1956) --
Moonlily ((Mather AFB, California, 1956) --
Cloud-gathering ((Mather AFB, California, 1956) --
Sputnik ((Mather AFB, California, 1957) --
Darkroom (Mather AFB, California, 1957) --
Nelsons (On the road, 1957) --
Fieldwork (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1957) --
Caucasian dinner (Kittery Point , Maine, 1958) --
Ghost ((Kittery Point, Maine, 1958) --
Attic window (Kittery Point, Maine, 1958) --
Paper dolls ((Kittery Point, Maine, 1958) --
Queen of the sixth grade ((Kittery Point, Maine, 1958) --
Aooga ((Kittery Point, Maine, 1958)) --
Beautiful hair ((Kittery Point, Maine, 1958) --
Critic (Kittery Point, Maine, 1959) --
Parking lot dawn (On the road, 1959) --
A drift of girlfriends (Sacramento, California, 1959) --
Africans (Sacramento, California, 1959) --
Bitter apple (Sacramento, California, 1959) --
The history of tribal suppression (On the road, 1959) --
Sinfonia concertante (Fort Worth, Texas, 1959) --
Mischieving ((Fort Worth, Texas, 1959) --
To Miss Jackson ((Fort Worth, Texas, 1959) --
Let me count the ways (On the road, 1959) --
A quartet of geeks (Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma, 1959) --
Dances with doorknobs (Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma, 1959) --
My friends (Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma, 1959) --
The baby picture guessing game (Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma, 1959) --
Safe path through quicksand Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma, 1959 --
How I discovered poetry Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma, 1959) --
Thirteen-year-old American Negro girl Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma, 1959).
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Marilyn Nelson ; illustrations by Hadley Hooper.

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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.

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