Your Own, Sylvia
A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath
By Stephanie Hemphill
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375837999, 261pp.)
Publication Date: March 13, 2007
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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.