Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Favorite Poetry for Young People 2005

Nature, history, and the art of poetry itself are some of the dominant themes in this year’s poetry. Several of the big names are represented this year (such as Prelutsky, Silverstein) as well as poets of color (such as Alarcon and Soto). The illustrations in many of these collections are also quite striking and add even more interest for young readers. And some collections even invite interaction, including origami and drawing or painting murals. Check ‘em all out.

The list begins:

            Alarcón, Francisco X. 2005. Poems to Dream Together/ Poemas para Sonar Juntos. New York: Lee & Low.

*Alarcon focuses on family and community through bilingual poems about dreams and goals.

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