Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir (Paperback)

Nikki Grimes (Author)
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Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

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.

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SKU 133481
ISBN 9781635925623
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 840L
Guided Reading Level Z+
Page Count 336
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Young Adult Nonfiction
Primary Contributor Nikki Grimes
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Wordsong