Karen Hildebrand, Chair of the 2012 Notable Books for a Global Society award committee, just gave me the heads up on their latest list which includes several poetry books among the 25 winners.
Requiem - Paul B. Janeczko
Roots and Blues - Arnold Adoff
Peaceful Pieces - Anna Grossnickle Hines
Inside Out & Back Again - Thanhha Lai
Under the Mesquite - Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Never Forgotten - Patricia C. McKissack
Alicia Alonso; Prima Ballerina - Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
FYI: Annually, a committee of the CL/R SIG (Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group) of the International Reading Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The committee reviews books representing all genres intended for students K-12. The new list for 2012 should be posted here soon.
Be sure to catch all the Poetry Friday action this week at Check it Out!
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