Loved reading Woodson's story in the context of her gift of storytelling through poetry. Even thought her family life was a big disjointed in her childhood, there were people around her who loved and valued her. That is a gift! My favorite selection was the one about music and her mother's aversion to any song with "funk" in it. As I think about the songs that were flourishing in that time I can see why their mother had to switch them over to the likes of John Denver and The Carpenters. Gave me a good laugh!