48 pagesC haracter: Gwendolyn Brooks
T antalizing taste:
"Gwendolyn grew up in the big city of Chicago with little money to spare.
Yet her family owned great treasure - a bookcase filled with precious poems.
Each night, her father read fine poetry aloud, passionate and proud. Nothing sounded sweeter to Gwendolyn than Father's deep voice reciting the rhythmic words.
Gwendolyn memorized those lines - fine words in time to share with her big-hugging aunts."