Tiny Navajo Reads: Finding Baba Yaga

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February 27, 2019 by TinyNavajo

Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen

 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

*Published October 30, 2018*

jane yolenI’m not much of a fan of poetry, or it just may be that I haven’t found the right poetry for me, but I truly enjoyed this book.

A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate—a theme that has never been more timely than it is now…

You think you know this story.
You do not.

A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself….

This was a beautiful book and I loved the story it told. It loved that it told a story about a girl who’s life was not the best; a story about a girl who took power into her own hands and took her life to be her own. I loved that it was storied, novelized, and it was beautiful. I’m starting to like poetry, if it’s in this style. So, it just may be that I like these collections that tell a story. I hope to find some more.

Do you guys like poetry? What would you recommend for a poetry noob like me? Comment below and let me know!

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