Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill
A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

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On a bleak February day in 1963 a young American poet died by her own hand, and passed into a myth that has since imprinted itself on the hearts and minds of millions. She was and is Sylvia Plath and Your Own, Sylvia is a portrait of her life, told in poems.

With photos and an extensive list of facts and sources to round out the reading experience, Your Own, Sylvia is a great curriculum companion to Plath's The Bell Jar and Ariel, a welcoming introduction for newcomers, and an unflinching valentine for the devoted.


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About Stephanie Hemphill

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STEPHANIE HEMPHILL is the author of the Printz Honor-winning Your Own, Sylvia, a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath, as well as Things Left Unsaid and the critically acclaimed Wicked Girls, which received four starred reviews.
 
Published December 10, 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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All of this works to an astonishing effect: readers come away with a sense of really knowing Plath—her life, her art, her process and her being.

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Nonetheless, this lyrical introduction to the dramatic, all-too-brief life of a great and influential poet rewards rereading -- the author uses many different verse forms, layers of metaphor and voices, and subtle references to Plath's own way with language.

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