Words with Wings
Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her
parents’ arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help of a new
teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer, and words that
carried her away might allow her to soar. Written in vivid, accessible poems,
this remarkable verse novel is a celebration of imagination, of friendship, of
one girl’s indomitable spirit, and of a teacher’s ability to reach out and
change a life.
Nikki Grimes has been awarded a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award. Words with Wings has been named a 2014 ALSC Notable Children's Book in the middle readers category.