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Poets celebrate their own favorite masters of the genre in Out of Wonder (Candlewick, $16.99). Beloved children’s author Kwame Alexander and collaborators Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth have created new verses that reflect the styles and ideas of some of the world’s greatest poets, including Naomi Shihab Nye, Pablo Neruda, e.e. cummings, Rumi, and Maya Angelou. Equally breathtaking are the wealth of illustrations by the dazzlingly talented Ekua Holmes. Her gorgeous, dark-hued collages reflect her own poetic interpretation of the words and beckon you to turn the page and discover even more wonder. Ages 9-12.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780763680947
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

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What do Félix Varela, Pura Belpré, and Tito Puente all have in common? They were all remarkable—and they were all Latinx. In Bravo!: Poems about Amazing Hispanics (Henry Holt, $18.99), author Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López celebrate the lives of famous and not-so-famous individuals who have made important contributions to the world. Poets mingle with doctors, revolutionaries with athletes, in this powerful tribute to the myriad interests, personalities, and talents of Latinx people. Ages 9-12.

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By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780805098761
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 14th, 2017

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Ever heard of the Golden Shovel poetry form? Experience the uplift, empowerment, and inspiration of One Last Word (Bloomsbury, $18.99) and you won’t soon forget it. Nikki Grimes has seamlessly integrated verses from 8 poets of the Harlem Renaissance into her newly composed poems and paired them with original artwork by 15 noted African-American illustrators, including Christopher Myers, Brian Pinkney, and Grimes herself. These depictions of love and resilience reflect on history while simultaneously providing continued hope for the future. Biographies included in the back of the book provide a solid bridge for readers to continue their exploration of these master poets of the past and visual artists of today. Ages 10-14.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781619635548
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 3rd, 2017

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