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Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are arranged chronologically and each conveys an experience in Plath’s life told via the voice and perspective of family members, friends, doctors, fellow writers, etc.—as interpreted by Hemphill. Each poem is accompanied by an addendum that further explains the factual circumstances of that poem’s subject. The book also includes an Author’s Note, some photos, a section describing the source material for each poem, and suggestions for further reading.Learn More
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A 2008 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
A 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of Printz Honors, 2008
|Available Formats :||Digital Download|
|Audience:||Young Adult (12–17)|
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