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Andrea Davis Pinkney on Connecting the African American and Jewish American Experience

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First Book President and CEO Kyle Zimmer recently sat down with award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney for a conversation about her latest book, A Poem for Peter — a book she describes as her “love letter” to Ezra Jack Keats, creator

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Jack Prelutsky: Poet Extraordinaire!

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Who has written over 40 children’s books, collaborated with Dr. Seuss and was the very first Children’s Poet Laureate?  Why, Jack Prelutsky of course!  From poems about butter brickle pepper pickle ice cream to poems about dragons and chickens, Jack

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It’s Poetry Month: Ready, Set, Rhyme…for High Schools!

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High-school students are often intimidated by poetry. Mostly, their dislike for this writing medium is from a lack of knowledge. Many students simply don’t know how to handle poetry. However, students can begin to appreciate poetry by simply being taught

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It’s Poetry Month: Ready…Set…RHYME!

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If your older elementary or middle school child enjoys writing poetry or wants to learn about writing poetry, the following books may be helpful. They include a guide to poetic forms, writing prompts, writing tips, and advice from published poets. 

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It’s Poetry Month: Ready…Set…RHYME!

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Last Monday, we shared poems and resources for children ages 0-4. This Monday, we will be focusing on children ages 4-8. Education Place has useful resources for Poetry Month to use in the classroom. Younger students can cut and color

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