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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

by Nikki Grimes

Hardcover

$19.99
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on October 8, 2019

Overview

"This powerful story, told with the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow."—Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout

"[A] testimony and a triumph."—Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down

In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse.


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629798813
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,113,876
Product dimensions: 6.45(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.15(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the Children's Literature Legacy Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her books include the ALA Notable Book and NCTE Notable Novel in Verse Garvey's Choice, Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, Words with Wings, and The Road to Paris. She is also the creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown.