I just finished a 2015 Coretta Scott King (Author) Honor Book Award winner, How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson. It is a memoir in verse, which is becoming one of my favorite genres/formats. Several weeks ago, I featured Woodson's memoir in verse, Brown Girl Dreaming. These two books make perfect companions. It's wonderful that these stories in poetry are getting so much recognition!
My Goodreads Review:
2014-book, award-winner, civil-rights, intermediate-kids-book, memoir, multicultural, nonfiction, nonfictionchallenge2015, novel-in-verse, poetry, weneeddiversebooks
I enjoyed reading about Nelson's experiences with being the daughter of a military man and moving around frequently, civil rights, the "Red Scare" and atomic bomb drills, growing up, friendships and crushes, and discovering her love of words and poetry. I loved the photos and would have enjoyed seeing more.