Phoenix Book Club - Poetry 2017

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As is tradition by now, for April we read poetry for National Poetry Month. 

By now, the kids in the Phoenix Book Club mostly know that April will always mean poetry in some form. This year we decided to mostly stick with books of poetry, as opposed to novels in verse. Next year we'll try to do the opposite, but we're never opposed to poetry in any format!

What's great about poetry is that it's not limited by topic or theme or genre. You can have fantastic poems and serious poems and silly poems and poems that tell stories. Poetry is also hugely variable in its form. This year some kids picked a few books of poetry translated from other languages into English and found them really interesting. Take a look at some formats you might not have seen before and see how you feel about them!

For May we're getting serious again and reading books that tackle the subject of civil rights. This isn't an easy topic or a small one. Books on a variety of related topics, both fiction and nonfiction, are available in the Children's Room. Historical fiction, realistic fiction set in the present day and nonfiction are all welcome. Please keep in mind this is going to be a heavy discussion. Up for it? Join us on May 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Room at the Main Library.

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