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Reasons to Get Out of Bed

Despite my dedication to the cause, I never thought a children’s book would have me voluntarily up and out at four-thirty on a frosty November Sunday morning. But the heavens and the forecast were so arrayed that I wanted to take my chance to watch the Leonid meteor shower light up the sky. I wasn’t […]

Carver: A Life in Poems: Author Marilyn Nelson’s BGHB 2002 Fiction and Poetry Award Speech

nelson_carver a life in poems

by Marilyn Nelson Abracadabra, alakazam, paz, salaam, shalom, amen My deep thanks go to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award selection committee, and to Stephen Roxburgh of Front Street Books, who saw the potential of my manuscript. Thanks, too, to Helen Robinson of Front Street, whose design made the manuscript a beautiful and informative book. Thanks, […]