Words with Wings

Words with Wings

by Nikki Grimes

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ISBN-13: 9781590789858
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 119,930
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her books include the New York Times best seller Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and the Dyamonde Daniel chapter book series. She won the Coretta Scott King Award for Bronx Masquerade and earned a Coretta Scott King Author Honor five times—for Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

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Words With Wings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MI_Reader More than 1 year ago
A beautifully executed book where the words really do have wings and fly. This book works so well in verse, because the topic and main character lend themselves to such poetic words and thoughts. Great for kids working on poetry in school or who love poetry in general. I received a copy of this book as a judge for the Cybils awards. Opinions are strictly my own.
socraticparenting More than 1 year ago
Nikki Grimes' novel in verse is a celebration of imagination sure to inspire young dreamers everywhere and to encourage their teachers and parents to help them harness that creative energy and turn it into a passion they can pursue with confidence. Perfect for reading aloud with third and fourth graders, Words with Wings takes the fears and hopes of one child and spins them into a story for children of all ages. Grimes is particularly adept at packing vivid imagery and powerful emotions into very few words. Reluctant middle school readers may also enjoy this easy and engaging read. (This review is based upon the ARC I received at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago)