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Gantos courageously recounts his turbulent youth and young adulthood in this powerful and heart-wrenching memoir. He weaves literary quotes and allusions in superb text to echo the impact of the printed word on his life. The arresting book design mirrors his graphic prison experience and compelling vignettes engage the reader.
- Nonfiction, Literature
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2003 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780374399887
This distinguished memoir in verse highlights bestselling author and poet Nikki Grimes' formative years, detailing the people, places, and events that shaped her life.