Nikki Grimes - Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir—in conversation with Jerdine Nolen—at Union Market

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A stirring memoir in verse unearths the harrowing and resilient history of award-winning author and poet Nikki Grimes. Her early years were occupied by a mostly absent father and an unstable mother who was never able to properly care for her two daughters. Nikki and her sister were thrust into a revolving door of hardships. Moving from an abusive babysitter to several foster homes and eventually back to her mother, Grimes endured abuse from every angle. Her only relief came from books, poetry and writing, and from her faith. Readers will appreciate this intimate look into the formative years that deeply and forever shaped her work. In conversation with Jerdine Nolen. Ages 13 and up.

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