Monday, April 6, 2009

Poems by and for Teenagers

Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers
I really enjoy the work of Betsy Franco. And I also like the way her work extends  with children of all ages. Falling Hard 100 Poems by Teenagers Edited by Betsy Franco is a collection of 100 Poems written by teenagers. The topics run from new love, to heartbreaks and everything in between. I love reading work done by children and teenagers alike because their work is an output to their feelings, frustrations, dreams, hopes, fears. Like Lester Laminack would say, "Reading is Breathing In, Writing is Breathing Out." Another reasons why I enjoy reading books like these ones is because these teenagers were giving a chance to write for a bigger audience, they were giving a chance to write for a meaningful purpose, and we have to celebrate that! Great job Besty Franco making things happening with these lucky teenagers!

1 comment:

Saii said...

sounds interesting ...