Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry Books about War and Peace

Poets who write for adults have long tackled the topics of war and peace, but those difficult topics can be challenging for those who write for children. The sampling of poetry books below do so with great depth and sensitivity.

The list begins:

            Applegate, Katherine. 2008. Home of the Brave. New York: Square Fish.

Burg, Ann. 2009. All the Broken Pieces. NY: Scholastic.

Engle, Margarita. 2008. The Surrender Tree; Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom. New York: Henry Holt.

Frost, Helen. 2009. Crossing Stones. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Greenfield, Eloise. 2006. When the Horses Ride by: Children in the Times of War. New York: Lee & Low Books.

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