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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle Poetry Review

Engle, Margarita. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom. Henry Holt and Company LLC: New York, NY. 2008. ISBN: 0805086744

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Pass the Book Baton: Kathryn Apel

Today we introduce a new Friday feature — Alphabet Soup will be featuring a book creator every Friday who will answer one question. And then they will ask one question of the next Friday’s visitor. 656 more words


Verse Novel News & Views

Last week was a happy week for me.

  1.  I signed a contract on a new verse novel for younger readers. *excitement*
  2.  I discovered a ‘Bully on the Bus’ classroom door.
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Who is a Poet? Who Gets to Decide?

At the beginning of the class I taught on verse novels, a student told us she’d asked a prominent writer whether she might write a good one if she isn’t an experienced poet. 812 more words

How to Host an Author or Illustrator at Your School

  • Read their books before the visit.
  • Talk about what makes this book different from other books you’ve read … and what makes this book special.
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Poetry Guinea Pigs

This week I have been in Gladstone, Calliope and Tannum Sands, for the biennial Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale. There will be more posts to come about this, but for Poetry Friday, I share poems and pics from my workshop groups, where we were writing… POETRY! 371 more words


Ali Cobby Eckermann, Ruby Moonlight (Review)

Ali Cobby Eckermann has been on my radar for a while, so when Lisa announced her 2016 Indigenous Literature Week, I decided Eckermann’s verse novel… 924 more words

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