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Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes
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Poems in the Attic (original 2015; edition 2015)

by Nikki Grimes (Author)

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A young girl learns much about her mother as she reads a collection of poems written before she was born that capture her mother's memories of living around the world and growing up as a child of an Air Force serviceperson. Includes author's note, list of Air Force bases, and explanation of the free verse and tanka poetry forms used.… (more)
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Title:Poems in the Attic
Authors:Nikki Grimes (Author)
Info:Lee & Low Books (2015), Edition: Illustrated, 48 pages
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Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes (2015)

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  Gnervi1 | Mar 25, 2019 |
A young girl finds her mother's collection of old poems from when she, as a child herself, traveled the world because of her father's work as a member of the air force. The young girl decides to create her own collection of poems as a gift to her mother. She places her poems side-by-side with her mom's and presents it to her. The poems are written in the book with wonderful illustrations.
This can be used to show students how poetry can present a narrative. Students can practice writing their own poem about something that happened in their life.

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  MoCrews3 | Mar 18, 2019 |
I really liked this book's use of poetry. They used two different types for the mother and daughter's part of the book. It also highlights many popular locations of the Earth with a matching illustration. I would use this book for third graders and above. ( )
  csappenfield | Apr 21, 2018 |
A young girl visits her grandmothers and discovers poems written by her mother as a child. The poetry and illustrations creatively tell the stories of her childhood and moving from the United States to overseas. ( )
  katie.greenfield | Oct 8, 2017 |
This is the story of a young girl who discovers a box of poems in her grandma's attic. The poems act as a journal of sorts, written by her mother when she was growing up. Reading the poems introduces the girl to the many interesting places her mother lived because of her father's military career. It also helps her feel close to her mother because she's seeing the world through her eyes. Inspired by her mother's poetic impressions, the young girl decides to write her own reflective poetry in response. ( )
  JacquelineWelsh | Feb 21, 2017 |
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A young girl learns much about her mother as she reads a collection of poems written before she was born that capture her mother's memories of living around the world and growing up as a child of an Air Force serviceperson. Includes author's note, list of Air Force bases, and explanation of the free verse and tanka poetry forms used.

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