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Poetry 2018

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Here are the JLG Gold Standard selections that will inspire you to celebrate poetry not only during the month of April, but all year long!

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      Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners

      by Naomi Shihab Nye

      May 2018

      Nonfiction High Plus

      A collection of almost one hundred original poems writtenin honor of artists, writers, poets, historical figures, ordinary people, and diverse luminaries from past and present. Introduction. Biographical notes. Index of first lines. Black-and-white illustrations.

      Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up

      by Sally M. Walker

      Apr 2018

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      With a combination of haiku and impressionistic (but accurate) art, this one-of-a-kind book encourages readers to think playfully about our planet and its wondrous processes. Further information about subjects covered in the book. Suggestions for further reading. Full-color illustrations were done in colored pencil.

      Blood Water Paint

      by Joy McCullough

      Apr 2018

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      Rome, 1600s. After her mother dies, twelve-year-old Artemisia Gentileschi suddenly has a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint. She chooses paint. Afterword. Black-and-white artwork reproduction.

      Poemas familiares para cada día de la semana / Family Poems for Every Day of the Week

      by Francisco X. Alarcón

      Feb 2018

      Spanish Elementary

      $12.00  $11.50  Member Price
      This bilingual collection of poetry celebrates the days of the week and everyday childhood experiences.

      That Is My Dream!

      by Langston Hughes

      Jan 2018

      Easy Reading

      Langston Hughes's inspiring and timeless message of pride, joy, and the dream of a better life is brilliantly and beautifully interpreted in Daniel Miyares's gorgeous artwork.

      Dragonfly Song

      by Wendy Orr

      Jan 2018

      Fantasy/Science Fiction Middle Plus

      Lyrically written and refreshingly unpredictable, Dragonfly Song suggests a fascinating origin for the legend of the Minotaur and his dark tribute.

      ¡Bravo!: Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios (Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics)

      by Margarita Engle

      Jun 2017

      Primary Spanish

      Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser­known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways. Spanish language edition. Author's note. Other extraordinary Latinos. Further information about the people in the book. Full-color illustrations.

      Spark Story Bible Psalm Book: Prayers and Poems for Kids

      by Naomi J. Kreuger

      Apr 2017

      Religious Books Elementary

      Divided into four sections, the Psalm Book contains prayers of morning and evening, prayers of praise, prayers of comfort, and prayers of creation, in all,fifty of the most popular psalms rewritten in child-friendly language. A message for kids. A message for grown-ups. Full-color illustrations.

      One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

      by Nikki Grimes

      Feb 2017

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Finding inspiration from poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Grimes has composed thought-provoking new poetry with timely themes for today's readers. Preface. Note on the Harlem Renaissance. Author's note. Note on poetry form. Poet biographies. Artist biographies. Sources. Index. Black-and-white photographs. Full-color illustrations.
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