Children are not only consumers of poetry, but they can be creators of it too. And children who are interested in becoming poets or trying to write poetry themselves can benefit from seeing published poetry by other young writers. But even if they’re not aspiring poets, young readers are often empowered by experiencing the published words of their peers. Here are examples of published books that feature poetry written by children.
The list begins:
Abeel, Samantha.1993. Reach for the Moon. Duluth, MN: Pfeifer-Hamilton.
Akaza, Norihisa. Ed. 1994. Smell of the Rain, Voices of the Stars. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Francis, Lee. Ed. 1999. When The Rain Sings: Poems by Young Native
Americans. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Lowe, Ayana. Ed. 2008. Come and Play: Children of Our World Having Fun. New York: Bloomsbury.
Lyne, Sandford. Ed. 1996. Ten-second Rainshowers: Poems by Young People. New York: Simon & Schuster.
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