It is impossible that a book cover like this one does not get your attention right away! Poetry Speaks Who I Am Poems of discovery, inspiration, independence, and everything else... Edited by Elise Paschen. This book is a collection of the work of some of the most amazing poets and writers of all times. The range of poets found in this book knows no limits when it comes down to timeline. We have the work of William Shakespeare and Walt Witman but also of Carl Sandburg, Julia Alvarez, Naomi Shihab Nye, Marilyn Nelson, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, among others.
Besides holding an awesome collection of poems for middle grade & high school students, this book comes with a CD where over 30 poems are being read aloud. Most of you know what a big fan I am of poetry books with an audio version or files available. This simple but powerful addition to the book allow all readers to have a role model for fluency, reading with rhythm and intonation. All part of learning to read, reading to learn.
Don't miss a chance to sit outside on a spring afternoon and let the work of Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Rosetti and Sandra Cisneros (among so many others!) keep you company for rest of the day.
Poetry Roundup today: Great Kid Book.