When it’s time to remember our government’s leaders, reading a poem aloud is a time-honored tradition. Below, is a selection of appropriate and relevant books for young people from which to choose.
The list begins:
Bates, Katharine Lee. 1994. O Beautiful for Spacious Skies. New York: Chronicle.
Chandra, Deborah and Madeleine Comora. 2003. George Washington’s Teeth. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Cohn, Amy L. Ed. 1993. From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs. New York: Scholastic.
Corcoran, Jill. Ed. 2012. Dare to Dream… Change the World. San Diego, CA: Kane Miller.
Gunning, Monica. 2004. America, My New Home. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
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