Poems in the Attic

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Product Number: Z11651
Released: Oct 01, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501907821
Narrator/s: Sisi Aisha Johnson
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During a visit to her grandma's house, a young girl discovers a box of poems in the attic, poems written by her mother when she was growing up. Her mother's family often moved around the United States and the world because her father was in the Air Force. Over the years, her mother used poetry to record her experiences in the many places the family lived. Reading the poems and sharing those experiences through her mother's eyes, the young girl feels closer to her mother than ever before. To let her mother know this, she creates a gift: a book with her own poems and copies of her mother's. And when she returns her mother's poems to the box in the attic, she leaves her own poems too, for someone else to find, someday. Using free verse for the young girl's poems and tanka for her mother's, master poet Nikki Grimes creates a tender intergenerational story that speaks to every child's need to hold onto special memories of home, no matter where that place might be.

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Author(s): Nikki Grimes

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Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Narrator(s): Sisi Aisha Johnson
Product Number C04158
Released: Oct 12, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501907814
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Class Set
Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Narrator(s): Sisi Aisha Johnson
Product Number 3M0883
Released: Oct 08, 2015
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ISBN: #9781470393779
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Narrator(s): Sisi Aisha Johnson
Product Number 3E0852
Released: Oct 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781470393786
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Narrator(s): Sisi Aisha Johnson
Product Number 3G0810
Released: Nov 02, 2015
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ISBN: #9781470393793
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Product Number 4T0979
Released: Oct 08, 2015
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ISBN: #9781470393762
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Product Number 160989
Released: May 15, 2015
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Publisher: Children's Press
ISBN: #9781620140277

Professional reviews

"Sisi Aisha Johnson is marvelous as a nameless 7-year-old girl who discovers a cedar box brimming with her mother's poetry. Her mom was a "military brat" who traveled around the world with her parents. Johnson zestfully recites the poems, which record magical places and exciting events. Standout recitations are gorgeous descriptions of cherry blossoms in Japan and luminarias in New Mexico. She particularly shines when the child decides to write her own free verse poems to accompany her mother's TANKA (Japanese five-line poetry). Johnson's warmly confident tone becomes sad when the family must move yet again. The audiobook closes with helpful descriptions of how to write poetry and encourages young listeners to "have fun and hear the words sing." S.G.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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