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Gabby’s world is filled with daydreams. Now, what began as an escape from her parents’ arguments has taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer. Written in vivid accessible poems, this verse novel is a celebration of one girl’s indomitable spirit and of a teacher’s ability to reach out and change a life.

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  • “Grimes has written a novel in verse that is an enthusiastic celebration of the power of words and imagination…Always accessible, Grimes’ language is vivid, rhythmic, and figurative…Grimes’ words speak to the daydreamer in every reader.”

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  • “In this delightfully spare narrative in verse, Coretta Scott King Award-winning Grimes examines a marriage’s end from the perspective of a child…Throughout this finely wrought narrative, Grimes’ free verse is tight, with perfect breaks of line and effortless shifts from reality to dream states and back. An inspirational exploration of caring among parent, teacher and child—one of Grimes’ best.”

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  • “Grimes packs substantial emotional heft into her poems, especially the way that Gabby’s parents’ separation weighs on her…her poems lovingly convey the rich inner life (and turmoil) of a girl in the process of finding her voice.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Narrator

Mutiyat Ade-Salu is a film actress known for her roles in blue Caprice, Mother of George, and The Colors of Love. Also an audiobook narrator, she has read titles by Nikki Grimes and Atinuke.