Poems in the Attic
By Washington Parent
In Grandma’s attic, a seven-year-old girl discovers poetry written by her mother as a child. Mama’s poems–curious, observant and sensitive–chronicle years of frequent moves with her military family. Nikki Grimes keeps the two speakers and eras separate through different poetic styles and subjects. Elizabeth Zunon’s luminous art captures the color and key images of various lands.