During National Poetry Month, I'll be giving away poetry books.
I have two copies of Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong's You Just Wait: A Poetry Friday Power Book.
YOU JUST WAIT: A Poetry Friday Power Book for tweens and teens, features 12 PowerPack sets that contain five elements: 1) a PowerPlay prewriting activity; 2) a previously-published Outside Poem (in this case, from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School); 3) a new original Response Poem; 4) a new original Mentor Text poem; and 5) a Power2You writing prompt. PowerPacks = a fun and inspiring approach for a wide variety of readers and writers. Curious? Take a look!
The twelve Outside Poems from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School (an NCTE Poetry Notable) were written by Robyn Hood Black, Joseph Bruchac, Jen Bryant, Margarita Engle, Julie Larios, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, Charles Ghigna, Avis Harley, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Charles Waters, and Virginia Euwer Wolff. The way they are joined together here with twenty-four new poems by Janet Wong, they form a story featuring Paz, an Asian-Latina soccer player with dreams of stardom in college, the Olympics, and ultimately the World Cup; Lucesita, her feisty movie-loving cousin; and Joe, an older brother with dreams of the NBA. Sylvia Vardell’s inventive PowerPlay activities make it easy for writers to get inspired, while her Power2You writing prompts extend learning. Vardell also created extensive back matter resources for readers and writers.
I have one copy of Sylvia and Janet's Great Morning: Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud that's signed by Janet.
School Forms ✼ Safety ✼ Inclusion ✼ Picture Day ✼ Health + Wellness ✼ Community ✼ Leadership ✼ Diversity ✼ Transportation ✼ Volunteers ✼ Compassion ✼ A Fresh Start ✼ Birthdays ✼ Recess ✼ Teachers ✼ Reading ✼ Art ✼ Music ✼ Technology ✼ Science ✼ Willpower ✼ JustJoking ✼ Literacy Everywhere ✼ Clean Up ✼ Mindfulness ✼ Surprise! ✼ Reaching Out ✼ Fun + Games
I have a signed copy of Janet Wong's new edition of A Suitcase of Seaweed.
A Suitcase of Seaweed was originally published in 1996 by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, as thirty-six poems plus three prose pieces. It received many accolades and was named an NYPL Book for the Teen Age and also an NCSS Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.
While the entire text of the original book is presented here in A Suitcase of Seaweed & MORE, more than half of this book is brand new. You’ll find snippets of story about the inspiration behind the poems, extensions of the themes, and general musings, as well as writing prompts to get young readers thinking, talking, and also writing about their own identities. Wong’s “Advice for Writers” will inspire them to write their own books, too!
*********I had hoped to have more information and details for you today--but we had to put our family cat to sleep yesterday. He had not been doing well for over a week. He was a dear little fellow--so friendly and gentle. We will miss him.
You'll find the Poetry Friday Roundup at Carol's Corner.