Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Celebrating Girls and Women and Poetry

Just last month (in March), we paused to celebrate the contributions of girls and women during National Women's History Month. And of course we have a poem honoring girls and women in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations. Jeannine Atkins penned that powerful poem entitled, "A Long Time Ago." Here you can see and hear a young leader of the future reading the poem aloud, complete with pink beret, big glasses, and puppy dog! Monica C. has orchestrated this video and even incorporates terrific images of real and active women and girls.

For the official website of the National Women's History Project, click HERE.

For the full text of this poem and 150+ more (all in English AND Spanish), order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations HERE and for more Poetry Celebrations fun, click HERE. Plus for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.


Jeannine Atkins said...

Sylvia, thank you for sharing. I'm moved by that young reader (is she a poet, too?) and those wonderful images!

Linda said...

A wonderful poem and video!