Notes from the Library: New Books

In celebration of National Poetry Month please check out these new poetic titles available in the MDA Library:

How I Discovered Poetry
by Marilyn Nelson
How I Discovered Poetry

2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
2015 ALA Notable Children’s Book

Marilyn Nelson, a National Book Award Finalist, recipient of the Robert Frost Medal, and Newbery Medal of Honor tells the story of her childhood in the 1950’s through fifty poems about race, the Civil Rights Movement, the beginnings of the feminist movement, and her own personal development as a young woman and artist. (To find this book in the MDA catalog click here.)

Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
Brown Girl Dreaming

2015 National Book Award
2015 Coretta Scott King Author Award
2015 Newbery Honor Book

Told in Woodson’s acclaimed free verse style,  Brown Girl Dreaming is a memoir of the author’s childhood. Poignant and powerful yet touching and funny, Woodson’s novel shows the power of hope, love, family, and faith. (To find MDA Library information about this book please click here.)

Mayakovsky: A Biography
by Bengt Jangfeldt

Winner of Sweden’s 1997 August Prize, this biography of Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky has recently been translated into English. Setting the poet’s work against the historical backdrop of his times Jangfeldt offers a comprehensive look at the driving forces behind Mayakovsky’s personal life, political involvement, and his art. (MDA Library catalog record can be found here.)

For a complete list of all of our newest acquisitions please see the New Materials link on the Library Gateway.

Please visit MDA librarby and help us celebrate National Poetry Month by creating your own “Blackout Poetry” and be sure to follow us on Twitter @MDALibrary.

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