The Hands of Strangers by Janice N. Harrington
Poems from the Nursing Home (American Poets Continuum)

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As people live longer, we face the challenges that come with caring for, and living as, an aging population. This collection focuses on the sad, funny, mundane reality of life in a nursing home. In her own words, Janice N. Harrington worked her way through college as a nurses' aide and wrote The Hands of Strangers because she "cannot forget the 'girls' I worked with or the 'residents' under my care. I haven't forgotten what I saw, heard, felt, or learned."

Janic N. Harrington's debut Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone earned teh 2007 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, and an NEA fellowship for poetry.

 

About Janice N. Harrington

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Janice N. Harrington received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her first picture book, Going North, and a Parents' Choice Award for The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.Brian Pinkney's awards include two Caldecott Honors, four Coretta Scott King Honors and a Coretta Scott King Award, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, written by his wife, Andrea Pinkney. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published September 20, 2011 by BOA Editions Ltd.. 80 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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