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Poetry at 15

When I was fifteen, I began collecting poems in a handmade journal my mother made for me.  The journal has been tucked away for over 40 years in a beautiful, wooden, “hope chest”  my Grandfather made for me. 84 more words


Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom

One of the pillars of the Library Bill of Rights set forth by the American Library Association is that “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” One way libraries get to do this is by observing and celebrating… 176 more words

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Poetry Analysis: Learning Parts of Speech With Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, or, What You Are You Are"

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 17, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an African American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. 899 more words

Home School

Monday Poem-Gwendolyn Brooks

The Bean Eaters

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.
Dinner is a casual affair.
Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,
Tin flatware. 58 more words

Public Debate

truth by Gwendolyn Brooks
And if sun comes
How shall we greet him?
Shall we not dread him,
Shall we not fear him
After so lengthy a… 78 more words


Poem of the Week: A Song In The Front Yard, Gwendolyn Brooks

I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.

I want a peek at the back

Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows. 143 more words


Real Cool

Ready to be real cool? Record yourself reciting the poem, “We Real Cool” by the great Pulitzer prize-winning poet of the 20th century, Gwendolyn Brooks… 102 more words