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 award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including the Coretta Scott King Awardwinner Bronx Masquerade and the New York Times bestseller Barack Obama; Son of Promise, Child of Hope. A world traveler, Nikki has spoken and performed in China, Sweden, Tanzania, and other far-flung places. You can visit her on the web at www.nikkigrimes.com.