Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Comforting Poetry Books for Difficult Times

Here are a few collections of poetry for young people with poems that can be comforting during difficult times. Of course, one can find ANY kind of favorite poem comforting at various moments in life, but these poems, in particular, address deep emotions and difficult experiences.

The list begins:

            Adoff, Arnold. 1997. Love Letters. New York: Scholastic.

            Corcoran, Jill. Ed. 2012. Dare to Dream… Change the World. San Diego, CA: Kane Miller.

Engle, Margarita. 2008. The Surrender Tree. New York: Holt.

Fletcher, Ralph J. 2006. Moving Day. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press.

Franco, Betsy. Ed. 2001. Things I Have to Tell You: Poems And Writing by Teenage Girls. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.

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