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Kearney, Meg
The secret of me / Meg Kearney
New York : Persea Books, c2005
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Juvenile/1st Flr  jPP.Kear5S3 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Adoption -- Juvenile poetry
Teenage girls -- Juvenile poetry
Adopted children -- Juvenile poetry
Novels in verse -- Juvenile poetry
Children's poetry, American
Physical Description 136 p. ; 22 cm
Note "A Karen and Michael Braziller book."
Summary While trying to find her place within her adoptive family and within the wider world, fourteen-year-old Lizzie reveals her secret wishes and fears in a collection of blues poems, list poems, sonnets, sestinas, and free verse. Includes a guide to poetic forms
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-134)
Contents How I arrived -- Family portrait -- Two mothers -- Empty list poem -- What I remember: summer -- Self-portrait -- What I want -- Sense of smell -- Reading my poem "what I want" to Mom -- Broken place -- Irish chowder -- What happened to Cathy (and me) on the playground in third grade -- My new "best friend" -- Word pictures of Kate & Bob -- Slumber party -- What I remember: fall -- Wave -- Phone call stories -- Cathy's story -- Jan tells her story -- Broken place II -- Parents night at New Hook High School: the uncensored report -- E-love -- Dumb -- What sisters are for -- Friends -- Another one of us -- Adopt a useless blob (signs I've spotted) -- Crossing our hearts in the dark -- History lesson -- Different -- E-love gone bad -- Food fight -- Box -- Love sick -- What I remember: winter -- Searching sestina -- Taboo subject -- Five: home game -- Wishing -- What I remember: Christmas -- Bad news, good news -- Mistakes -- More advice about searching -- Crazy love pantoum -- Secret's out at dinner -- What to wear to the dance? I worry and Kate gives advice -- Dance -- Health lesson -- Matter of loyalty -- Cathy's best advice -- What I remember: spring -- After Peter meets my family -- Sharing secrets at James Bard State Park -- Bird -- Meeting the family of Peter Robert Woodward IV -- Why not -- When I was little -- I'm American -- Debating the secrets -- Girl talk -- Kind of saviors -- Broken place III -- Cure for the blues -- Late spring cleaning -- Life lessons -- Key -- Good student -- Summer job blues -- Widening the circle -- Two of me -- Notes for a letter I might write someday -- In my room, I read Dad a poem -- Afterword -- Guide to this book's poetics -- Some poems Lizzie loves -- Cows at night by Hayden Carruth -- Homage to my hips by Lucille Clifton -- Victims of the latest dance craze by Cornelius Eady -- Names of horses by Donald Hall -- Cinderella by Anne Sexton -- Song of myself (excerpts) by Walt Whitman -- Recommended books about poetry -- Recommended books about adoption -- Acknowledgments
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2010

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