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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Written by Nikki Grimes In this memoir, Nikki Grimes talks about her childhood and how while growing up she used writing to help her cope with difficult situations. Her mother suffered from schizophrenia and Grimes was eventually placed in foster care. She goes through childhood separated from her sister but realizes the magic of writing. …

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Child of the Dream

A Memoir of 1963 Written by Sharon Robinson This is a memoir of a singular year in the life of Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson. As a newly minted teenager in 1963, Sharon is witness to the civil unrest in the “Deep South” and feels guilty about her comfortable, if not separate, …

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Guts

Written and Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier Another great graphic novel from Author Raina Telgemeier. Guts takes us through a true story of Raina’s life as a teenager. As she deals with the ever-changing dynamic of school, she also must deal with life at home. She has been having stomachaches and thinks that it might just …

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