Poetry Speaks: Who I Am? - Elise Paschen

In POETRY SPEAKS: Who I Am (Sourcebooks, $19.99), editor Elise Paschen has collected poetry that will speak to a broad range of young adult readers. You will find familiar lines from writers like Robert Frost, John Keats, and Maya Angelou illuminated by their juxtaposition with new works by modern poets. This diverse collection highlights the versatility of poetry, showcasing everything from Sandra Cisernos’s free verse “Abuelito Who” to Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet “Ozymandias.” The included CD features recordings of many of the poets reading their own work; do not miss Marilyn Nelson reading “How I Discovered Poetry.” Ages 12 and up. DMC
Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else (A Poetry Speaks Experience) By Elise Paschen, Dominique Raccah (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402210747
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - March 1st, 2010

Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets under 25 - Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye’s most recent anthology is a collection of voices from poets under 25. Each of the 26 talented young writers featured here has incredible mastery of language and power of word, and the poems fly by. The mix of male and female poets of diverse backgrounds makes for a fantastic and deep collection of work. TIME YOU LET ME IN (HarperCollins, $16.99) introduces young poets for teens (and the rest of us) to enjoy. Ages 14 and up. JEH
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ISBN: 9780061896378
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 23rd, 2010

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night - Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen

Intricate, gorgeous moths flit across the page. Snails feed in the growing darkness. A spider’s web sparkles in the moonlight. These are just a few of the scenes depicted in Joyce Sidman’s (Red Sings from Treetops, Ubiquitous) newest book of nature poems, DARK EMPEROR: And Other Poems of the Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99). Rick Allen’s breathtakingly detailed woodcut illustrations illuminate Sidman’s verse. This beautiful book includes informational side panels about nocturnal creatures. Ages 5 and up. AJK
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Joyce Sidman, Rick Allen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Rick Allen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547152288
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Published: Clarion Books - September 6th, 2010