Words with Wings (Hardcover)
Gabby's world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer, and words that carried her away might allow her to soar. Written in vivid, accessible poems, this remarkable verse novel is a celebration of imagination, of friendship, of one girl's indomitable spirit, and of a teacher's ability to reach out and change a life.
Nikki Grimes has been awarded a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award. Words with Wings has been named a 2014 ALSC Notable Children's Book in the middle readers category.
About the Author
NIKKI GRIMES is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the ALA Notable book" What is Goodbye?, " as well as the novels "Jazmin's Notebook", "Dark Sons", and "The Road to Paris", all of them Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books. She won the Coretta Scott King Author Award for "Bronx Masquerade". Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California. Visit Nikki atwww.nikkigrimes.com.