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Nelson, Marilyn

How I Discovered Poetry

(1) YA Illustrated by Hadley Hooper. In fifty poems (some previously published) Nelson chronicles her formative years during the 1950s, from ages four to thirteen. Nelson's father was a military officer, and as the family crisscrossed the country they encountered racism (both subtle and not-so-subtle types) but also loving kindness. A few family photos are included, rounded out by spare spot art that underscores the time period.


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