April 13, 2020
National Poetry Month
Do you read poetry?
In recognition of National Poetry Month, I’m pleased to highlight fiction and nonfiction selections written in free verse. What I love about poetry is the figurative language, sparse words to convey the most beautiful reflections, and exquisite and unique turns of phrases. I need to expand my reading experiences with poetry, and I would love to hear about your favorite poets and poetry collections in the comments, please!
Here are seven of my favorite MG and YA free verse titles:
*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.
WW11 story of survival and friendship. My review here. (5 Stars)
Vietnamese refugee story; Goodreads review here. (5 Stars)
A story of a young girl’s experience surviving the Oklahoma Dust Bowl; Goodreads review here. (5 Stars)
A memoir of childhood; My review here. (5 Stars)
Encouraging words for courageous dreamers (not yet reviewed); a perfect small gift for spring graduates. (4 Stars)
A boy discovers he can write poetry when he writes about his beloved dog. Not reviewed. (5 Stars)
A fictionalized biography of three women who changed science; Goodreads review here. (4 Stars)
What poetry do you love? Do you have a favorite poet?
Please share the title of your favorite poetry collection with me in the comments.
Do you have a recommendation for another fiction or nonfiction selection in verse?
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