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Poetry Month is here again!
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate
I love April because the whole month is a reminder to deliberately seek out poetry and poets. I love this book by Don Tate. It's a wonderful look into the life and writing of George Moses Horton.
Here are a few more selections to check out during poetry month. Some of the titles are on the high end of middle grade (Voice of Freedom, Walking on Earth & some of the novels in verse).
The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas/Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Laughing Tomatoes: And Other Spring Poems/Jitomates risuenos:Y otros poemas de primavera by Francisco X. Alarcón/Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzále
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat edited by Nikki Giovanni/Illustrated by Kristen Balouch and Michele Noiset
My People by Langston Hughes/Photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Boston Weatherford/Illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) by Linda Sue Park/Illustrated by Istvan Banya
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry compiled and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown/Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Walking on Earth & Touching the Sky edited by Timothy P. McLaughlin/Illustrated by S.D. Nelson
Novels in Verse
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle
Caminar by Skila Brown
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