|Bloomfield, Prosser Public Library - Adult Department||TEEN BIOG. GRIMES, N.||Check Shelf|
|Canton Public Library - Teen New Materials||TEEN BIO GRIMES||Check Shelf|
|East Hartford, Raymond Library - Young Adult New Books||YA B GRIMES NIKKI||Check Shelf|
|South Windsor Public Library - Children's Department||JB Grimes||Check Shelf|
|West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Teen New Materials||YA B GRIMES NIKKI G||Check Shelf|
|Windsor, Main Library - Teen New Materials||YA-B-GRIMES, N.||Check Shelf|
325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduring companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life"--Amazon.