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WORDS WITH WINGS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grimes
Author's First Name: 
Nikki
Publisher: 
Wordsong
Publication Date: 
2013

Short free-verse chapters capture Gabby’s anguish with her parents’ separation, her new school, and wanting an understanding friend. Her daydreaming damages study, but a thoughtful teacher’s guidance reveals to her the beauty of words and wonders in writing. 

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Meeting Notes for December

Meeting Notes for December 20:

Positive Comments:
  • These poems touch familiar sore points for this age group.
  • Daydreaming as central to the story gives this book an unexpected freshness.
  • Different fonts signifying the protagonist's daydreaming or her reality help the reader.
  • The poetry slows the pace of the story so that readers can feel the emotion.

Observations:

  • Younger readers can grasp the story’s concept since the father and mother appear one-dimensional, a typical perception of that group.

Concerns:

  • None stated.