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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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Hi there Crystal, what a varied list you have here. I especially appreciated the novels-in-verse - since most are quite familiar to me - but the poetry picturebooks, not so much, so I would be sure to find them next time I visit the library. Thanks again for alerting me about Amazing Grace - have amended the post to include the links you shared. :)ReplyDelete
I'm a big fan of novels-in-verse so am always on the lookout for good ones. You're welcome. :)Delete
I love this list of novels in verse, like Myra, many of these are titles I love. I have read all of them except for Enchanted Air. I was very excited about this poetry list.ReplyDelete
This is an excellent post! Love your choice of diverse poetry books too. I just got Enchanted Air in the mail (Margarita Engle is accepting the Zolotow Award next week), and I can't wait to read it. Thanks so much for hosting with us!ReplyDelete
Will you be at the award ceremony? I plan to be there. I'm excited to see Margarita Engle.Delete
Lovely list! I am also currently working on a list of multicultural poetry books for children and have come across some of these wonderful books.ReplyDelete
Some favourites and some to add to the reading pile - thank you for putting this together.ReplyDelete
Love your diverse books for poetry! Perfect for April! Thanks for sharing at the Diverse Children’s Books LINKY!ReplyDelete