Thursday, January 21, 2010

ALA Poetry Notables

The ALSC Notables Committee has just issued their list of “best books” of 2009 for kids ages birth-14. Good news, there are several poetry titles among their picks, including:

  • Red Sings from Treetops by Joyce Sidman
  • Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
  • Federico Garcia Lorca by Georgina Lazaro
  • A Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk; A Forest Poems by Deborah Ruddell
  • Mother Poems by Hope Anita Smith
  • Sweethearts of Rhythm; The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Band in the World by Marilyn Nelson
  • tofu quilt by Ching Yeung Russell
  • My People by Langston Hughes

I’m so glad to see a few more 2009 poetry gems get this recognition. Congratulations to all these poets!

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