Beloved children's book author and speaker Pat Mora has written an original collection of poems, each with a different teen narrator sharing unique thoughts, moments, sadness, or heart’s desire: the girl who loves swimming, plunging into the water that creates her own world; the guy who leaves flowers on the windshield of the girl he likes. Each of the teens in these 50 original poems, written using a variety of poetic forms, will be recognizable to the reader as the universal emotions, ideas, impressions, and beliefs float across the pages in these gracefully told verses. Also included are the author’s footnotes on the various types of poetic forms used throughout to help demystify poetry and showcase its accessibility, which makes this a perfect classroom tool for teachers as well as an inspiration to readers who may wish to try their own hand at writing. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The award-winning author of A Library for Juana presents a collection of 50 poems featuring teen narrators who share their thoughts about love or heartbreak, in a volume that also explores a variety of poetic forms.
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