As young adults move toward reading and responding to classic poetry for adults, let’s not forget there are many rich collections of poetry published just for them. ‘Tweens and teens will find many fascinating options here in poetry about young love, culturally rich poems, absorbing novels in verse, and even poetic works written by other young people. This list is only a beginning.
The list begins:
- Adoff, Arnold. 2010. Roots and Blues, A Celebration. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- Aguado, Bill, comp. 2003. Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems from WritersCorps. New York: HarperTeen.
- Appelt, Kathi. 2004. My Father’s Summers. New York: Henry Holt.
- Atkins, Jeannine. 2010. Borrowed Names; Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters. Henry Holt.
- Begay, Shonto. 1995. Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa. New York: Scholastic.
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