Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry Books about World History

The people and places of the past from around the globe have also been captured in poetry books for young people, including these examples.

The list begins:

            Hemphill, Stephanie. 2012. Sisters of Glass. New York: Knopf.

            Janeczko, Paul B. 2011. Requiem; Poems of the TerezĂ­n Ghetto. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.

            Lewis, J. Patrick and Rebecca Kai Dotlich. 2006. Castles: Old Stone Poems. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills.

Lewis, J. Patrick. 2002. A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme. New York: Dial Books.

Schlitz, Laura Amy. 2007. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.

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