Grand Mothers

Poems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories About The Keepers Of Our Traditions

Edited by Nikki Giovanni

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Nikki Giovanni created this book by asking her friends--people like Gloria Naylor, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Maxine Hong Kingston--for their stories and recollections of their grandmothers, then to a group of writers in their ninties for their thoughts. Grand Mothers celebrates those special women in every culture who preserve heritae and prepare the future.

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"While contributions from established writers....act as lures, the real treasure here are offered by relatively unkown authors. A diverse and moving tribute."--Publishers Weekly

"The portrait of a grandmotherhood that comes into focus here is three-demensional and full-blooded, and the deversity of setiment and opinion as to what a grandmother means is the very quality that makes this collection such an enthralling, authentic read."--Voice of Youth Advocates

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Edited by Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni has written many books of poetry for children and adults. She is the author of Rosa, a Caldecott Honor book, Lincoln and Douglass, The Genie in the Jar, and Ego-tripping and Other Poems for Young People. Giovanni calls herself, "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English." She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Lincoln Heights, an all-black suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied at Fisk University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University.  She published her first book of poetry, Black Feeling Black Talk, in 1968, and since then has become one of America’s most widely read poets. Oprah Winfrey named her as one of her twenty-five “Living Legends.” Her autobiography Gemini was a finalist for the National Book Award, and several of her books have received NAACP Image Awards. She has received some twenty-five honorary degrees, been named Woman of the Year by Mademoiselle Magazine, The Ladies Home Journal and Ebony, was the first recipient of the Rosa L. Parks Woman of Courage Award, and has been awarded the Langston Hughes Medal for poetry.  Nikki Giovanni lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, where she is a professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Grand Mothers
Poems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories About The Keepers Of Our Traditions
Edited by Nikki Giovanni

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NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NYPL Books for the Teen Age

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 1996
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805049039
ISBN10: 0805049037
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches, 168 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: Y
AR Quiz Number: 104732
AR Book Level: 6
AR Points: 10

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