Mixed Media

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes

What’s your reaction when trouble comes? Fight? Flight? Write poetry? Nikki Grimes captures the heart and words of a dreamer, Gaby, as she deals with the difficulty of her parents’ divorce and a move to a new community. This poetic novel written in free-verse form is an excellent example of the power of words. It may inspire young readers to pick up a pen for their own thoughts and dreams. Excellent introduction to free-verse poetry for kids ages 8 and above. (Wordsong)

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