Saturday, April 30, 2022

NPM: Día + Plan for May 14: Young People's Poetry Day with Pat Mora

Photo courtesy of Shannon Steinacker
As we bring National Poetry Month to a close, I hope this immersion in poems (and videos) has been a bit of respite during this busy time. But this is not the end of enjoying poetry, of course!

The Poetry Foundation is holding a special in-person event for Young People's Poetry Day on May 14 in Chicago. Here's the scoop:

"Young poetry lovers are front and center at Young People’s Poetry Day with Pat Mora, winner of the Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement and author of numerous books for young readers. This annual free event for youth and their caregivers features a reading with Mora, a cartonera-making workshop with Suzi Garcia and Mayela Rodriguez, poetry writing activities, crafts, a poetry scavenger hunt, and more!"


Pat Mora is also the founder of Día de los Ninos; Día de los Libros which is often recognized on April 30, although celebrated all year long! Here's the link and the scoop for a downloadable booklet and tons of helpful resources. 

Children’s Day, Book Day
El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día)
Planning Your April Celebration and Ideas for a Bookjoy Year

Pat writes: "In 2022, Children’s Day, Book Day, El día de los niños, el día de los libros (often known as Día), celebrates its 26th anniversary, twenty-three years in which literacy advocates have motivated families in their communities to honor all children and to share bookjoy throughout the year. Annually, during April, book fiestas are held at schools, libraries, childcare centers, parks, universities/colleges, community centers, parks, etc. This planning booklet is a compilation of what my partners and I have learned about ways to celebrate all our children and excite them about bookjoy. You’ll find helpful tips to share with your planning committee or colleagues."

So... let's keep the poetry celebration going with special events, new plans, and poem sharing all year long!

Friday, April 29, 2022

NPM: "Stuck"

 Here is the poem movie for "Stuck" by Eileen Spinelli.

[Created by Lauren H.]

Thursday, April 28, 2022

NPM: "Staycation"

Here is the poem movie for “Staycation" by Michelle Schaub. 

[Created by Lauren W.]

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

NPM: “Rise Up Tall”

Here is the poem movie for “Rise Up Tall" by JoAnn Early Macken.

[Created by Roxanne M.]

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NPM: "All Tied, Bases Loaded"

Here is the poem movie for "All Tied, Bases Loaded" by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. 

[Created by Crystal M.]

Monday, April 25, 2022

NPM: "The Artist"

 Here is the poem movie for “The Artist" by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie.

[Created by Irene M.]

Friday, April 22, 2022

NPM: "Soul Magic"

 Here is the poem movie for "Soul Magic" by Alice Faye Duncan. 

[Created by Beatrice H.]

Thursday, April 21, 2022

NPM: “Stand Up”

Here is the poem movie for “Stand Up" by Christy Mihaly

[Created by Lisa V.]

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

NPM: "Me and the Beach Creatures"

 Here is the poem movie for “Me and the Beach Creatures" 
by Susan Blackaby.

[Created by Hope R.]

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

NPM: "You Can Do It Right Now"


Here is the poem movie for "You Can Do It Right Now" by Janet Wong. 

[Created by Aleah H.]

Monday, April 18, 2022

NPM: "Rabbit Dance"

Here is the poem movie for “Rabbit Dance" by Joseph Bruchac.

[Created by Alyscia E.]

Saturday, April 16, 2022


Here is a digital trailer for the poetry anthology OUT OF WONDER 
by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth.

[Created by Linda S.]


Friday, April 15, 2022

NPM: “Pep Talk for a Couch Potato"

 Here is the poem movie for "Pep Talk for a Couch Potato" 
by Eileen Spinelli. 

[Created by Ashley L.]

Thursday, April 14, 2022

NPM: "Be the Beat"

Here is the poem movie for "Be the Beat" by Buffy Silverman. 

[Created by Keri B.]

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

NPM:"Follow Your Nose"

Here is the poem movie for "Follow Your Nose" by Margarita Engle.

[Created by Chrissie B.]

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

NPM: “Chair Dancing”


Here is the poem movie for “Chair Dancing” by Xelena González. 

[Created by Elizabeth B.]

Monday, April 11, 2022

NPM: “Footwork for Soccer Players Stuck Inside”

Here is the poem movie for “Footwork for Soccer Players Stuck Inside” by Elizabeth Steinglass.

[Created by Ariel B.]

Saturday, April 09, 2022

NPM: "I Stood on the Ceiling"

 Here is the poem movie for "I Stood on the Ceiling" by Darren Sardelli.

[Created by Rachel R.]

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPM: "Any Weather"

Here is the poem movie for "Any Weather" by Rebecca Balcárcel.

[Created by Sabrina L.]

Thursday, April 07, 2022

NPM: “A Self-Trained Ninja”

Here is the poem movie for "A Self-Trained Ninja" by Yangsook Choi.

[Created by Brittney R.]

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

NPM: "Mental Floss"

Here is the poem movie for "Mental Floss" by Catherine Flynn.

[Created by Alyssa R.]

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

NPM: "Bones & Math"

Here is the poem movie for "Bones & Math" by Joan Bransfield Graham. 

[Created by Terry S.]

Monday, April 04, 2022

NPM: "When I Feel Scared"

Here is the poem movie for "When I Feel Scared" by Janet Wong.

[Created by Kaitlin S.]


Sunday, April 03, 2022

NPM: "On a Beach"

Here is the poem movie for "On a Beach" by Suzy Levinson.

[Created by Angela W.]

Saturday, April 02, 2022

NPM: "Music in My Town"

 Here is the poem movie for "Music in My Town" by David Bowles.

[Created by Amanda R.]

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPM: "Trail Ready"

Happy National Poetry Month! Once again, all month long, I'll be sharing videos made by my graduate students enrolled in a "Poetry for Children" course at Texas Woman's University. They each chose a poem from Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving (because we have permission from those poets) and created an original "movie" to feature that poem. This is a fun way to feature a poem and also a model of what young people can do in using technology to play with poetry. See what you think! Here is "Trail Ready" by Robyn Hood Black.

[Poem video created by Savannah W.]

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Poetry Friday: Things We Eat

Welcome to our Poetry Friday celebration! Janet (Wong) is hosting with me today and we'll be visiting all the blogs who link with us today. Can't wait!

Meanwhile, Janet and I are also celebrating the release of a new book, but first... FOOD!

When Janet and I get together, we always enjoy eating together. Janet is a "foodie," so she'll introduce me to amazing new restaurants (pre-COVID!) and we'll share dishes and try new things. But she'll also join me in eating yummy Tex Mex dishes and we couldn't resist In-n-Out burgers (since she grew up in California, the home of In-n-Out)! Here are just a few photos of us EATING! 

So, it made perfect sense for us to focus on FOOD with our latest project: THINGS WE EAT, a poetry anthology featuring food poems from A to Z, avocados to zucchini!

This is a collaborative project that is part of our new workshop initiative. In our Anthologies 201 course, we work with poets on the process of creating anthologies-- from the writing process (with mentoring from Janet) to navigating the technology required to create a poetry anthology and publish it. We were also honored to have several guest poets join us on this venture, including Rebecca Balcárcel, David Bowles, Nicola Davies, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Georgia Heard, George Ella Lyon, Jama Kim Rattigan, and Jacqueline Woodson. Here's a list of ALL the poets featured in Things We Eat. 

This is an ekphrastic collection of poems written to photo prompts of diverse children eating, cooking, picking, growing, or (in one case) warning about foods! It's a picture book designed to be shared with our youngest readers (but also a fun model for older children to try in creating their own poetry books). PLUS, one of our favorite aspects of this book is that all profits go to the IBBY Children in Crisis fund, needed now more than ever. 

Here's just a TASTE of the fun poems in this collection: 

Congratulations and thank you, poets, for working with us to put more poetry out into the world! 

Meanwhile, let's see what y'all have been up to-- as we prepare for National Poetry Month next month! Add your blog to the Inlinkz party below. Don't worry about the "Ohh, no!"-- just click on the blue link to add your blog link. Thanks! 

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Learning About Poetry Anthologies

You may have seen posts about workshops that Janet (Wong) and I launched last year. After 10 years of collaborating on poetry anthologies, we decided it was an ideal time to share some of what we've learned about creating anthologies with the poetry community and with aspiring poets and anthologists, in particular. So, here's a little "back and forth" from us on what we're doing

Why We’re Teaching the Anthologies Workshops

by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell

I’ve had the pleasure of teaching a graduate course in poetry for children at Texas Woman’s University for over 20 years now. Our focus is reading, reading, and reading the contemporary poetry that has been published for young people in the last 20 years. We consider some evaluation and analysis criteria and discuss ways to share poetry with young people, along with our own responses to a genre that has often been neglected in their many years of teaching and reading. It’s so fun to see these librarians and teachers find the JOY in poetry for young people today—the topical poetry collections, the innovative poem picture books, the amazing novels in verse, and more. Along with teaching, I’ve been able to make poetry presentations at countless conferences including 18 years of the “Poetry Round Up” of poets reading their work aloud at the Texas Library Association annual conference. I’ve created educator guides for many wonderful works of poetry to help provide curriculum connections for teachers and learners. All of it has shown me that people are hungry to learn more about today’s poetry for young readers.

Janet shares: My UCLA Extension poetry teacher Myra Cohn Livingston sold my first book, Good Luck Gold, for me. Her longtime editor Margaret K. McElderry was in Los Angeles to give the Arbuthnot lecture; after dinner, Myra showed her my manuscript, and Margaret told her that she wanted to buy it. That was 30 years ago. Ever since then, I have tried to honor Myra’s generosity by helping to shine a light on my fellow poets.
The Anthologies 101, 201, 301—and soon 401—workshops came about because of all that.

We’ve spent so much time talking about poetry with each other, we thought it was time to share some of those experiences with aspiring poets and poetry lovers. With the ease of Zoom, it seemed like the perfect time to gather people in online workshops to explore the potential of poetry for young people.

Janet: There are so many immensely talented poets writing for children and teens who aren’t being given a chance to share their work.
The thinking behind the Anthologies 101 workshop is this: let’s share our experiences and give poets the info they need to get published, either with traditional publishers or by becoming “indie publishers” who showcase the work of other poets and themselves. 

In our first workshop, Anthologies 101, we provide an overview of the types of poetry that are being published for young readers with examples of each form or type, we talk about hot topics that deserve consideration for future poetry collections, suggest ways to build knowledge and outreach, consider factors in creating quality anthologies and collections along with the nuts and bolts of indie publishing. It’s a lot to cover in one two-hour session, but it’s a good start for anyone new to the field. 

Janet: Right. And for poets who want to explore the indie publishing option more deeply—and also poets who want to have a community of support while they continue working on craft—we have Anthologies 201.

In Anthologies 201 we take it even further and work to create a small poetry anthology collaboratively. We actually produce and market a book for sale with 100% of the profits donated to IBBY for the Children in Crisis Fund. This fund supports literacy programs in some of the most challenging circumstances in El Salvador, Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond. In Anthologies 201, participants watch instructional videos that we create for them on curation decisions, the selection process, and layout and submission for publication. They submit poems for this poetry collection and get mentor feedback from Janet that is so kind and constructive! Then, we meet virtually to review that whole book-making process, consider our final manuscript, prepare for marketing and distribution, answer questions, and celebrate our collective accomplishment in creating a book from beginning to end!

Janet: A book for a charity is one of the best projects to start with, especially if you want to involve students. If you have experience with children (as a visiting author, an educator, or a parent), you might even want to approach a local school and see if they have a budget for a “Publishing Club” project. If so, you could gain experience with putting together an anthology and publishing it, while also having your expenses covered. An extra bonus: the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping kids experience a real-world writing project that benefits a good cause and has a built-in audience (families at the school and people who support that same cause). Some of the Publishing Club kids can work on marketing the book, designing promotional flyers, writing press releases for the local news, and so on.

Yes: after you publish a book, you need to promote it, to help people discover it. That’s why we created the Anthologies 301 courses.

Janet: Anthologies 301 is made up of three one-hour sessions on Graphics, Videos, and Swag. Poets can take one, two, or all three parts. Having graphics skills is so helpful when it comes to spreading the word about a book—or about yourself as a poet! And you, Sylvia, are a master of creating graphics, videos, and swag.

Thanks, Janet, you know how I love making things that celebrate poetry! Hey, you dropped a hint in the opening of this post about Anthologies 401. Do you want to tell us about it?

Janet: We’ve been loving these workshops. It’s so satisfying to feel that we’re helping many poets get established—so we thought we’d come up with an additional new course for alumni of Anthologies 101, 201, and 301. It will be very similar to Anthologies 201, but we’ll share even more publishing and writing tips. We’ll produce a book in this course like we did for Anthologies 201, but this time it will be a book for older children. Our Anthologies 401 course will start as self-study videos with a writing period this July, and will culminate in August with a two-hour Zoom and publication of our collaborative book.

Here’s the schedule; learn more about it and find updates at Please join us!

Antho 101 * All About Anthologies

A single-session Zoom from noon to 2pm Eastern

Offered on three separate dates (register for one):

Saturday, May 7

Saturday, August 6  

Saturday, November 5

* If you want to register for Antho 201, 301, or 401, you must have taken Antho 101 first

Antho 201: Collaborate to Create an Anthology (for ages 0-8)

A four-part course on publishing an anthology (book title: THINGS WE FEEL)

part 1: self-study videos (at your own pace, starting on May 7)

part 2: self-paced writing and feedback: May 7 - June 7

part 3: experience in evaluating and choosing poems: June 15 - July 11

part 4: Zoom from noon to 2pm Eastern: Saturday, July 16

Antho 301 Creating Poetry Graphics, Videos & Swag

Single-session Zoom sessions from noon to 1pm Eastern

Offered on three separate dates (register for one, two, or all three):

Graphics: Saturday, July 23

Videos: Saturday, Aug 20

Swag: Saturday, Sept 24

Antho 401: Collaborate to Create an Anthology (for ages 8 and up)

A four-part course on publishing an anthology (Antho 401 book will be targeted to ages 8 and up, with title TBD)

Part 1: self-study videos (at your own pace, starting July 15)

Part 2: self-paced writing and feedback: July 15 – August 15

Part 3: Experience in evaluating and choosing poems: Aug. 19 – Sept. 15

Part 3: Zoom from noon to 2pm Eastern: Sat., Sept. 17

* If you want to register for  401, you must have taken Antho 101 and Antho 201 first

What else is happening this Poetry Friday? Check out all the poetry goodness over at The Miss Rumphius Effect where Tricia is gathering all our blog posts. See you there! 

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Black Poetry Matters 2022

Once again, I'm so happy to see how many of the poetry books set to be published this year are by Black poets and authors. Some of the most compelling and award-winning writers of poetry and novels in verse for young people are by Black writers. I'm always so moved to see how many works of poetry are recognized by Coretta Scott King honors, for example. Black writers are bringing their own music, culture, and voices to creating powerful poetry for young readers. Here are some of the poetry books and novels in verse to look for authored by Black writers. (Currently available covers)

According to my notes, here are the forthcoming books of poetry and novels in verse by Black writers. Please notify me (in the comments), if you know of others. 

Poetry and Novels in Verse by Black Writers 2022
  1. Acevedo, Elizabeth. 2022. Inheritance. Ill. by Andrea Pippins. Harpercollins/ Quill Tree.
  2. Alexander, Kwame. 2022. The Door of No Return. Little, Brown. 
  3. Brown, Tameka Fryer. 2022. Shirley Chisholm: Not Done Yet. Ill. by Nina Crews. Lerner/ Millbrook. 
  4. Chapman, Ty. 2022. Sarah Rising. Ill. by DeAnn Wiley. Beaming Books. 
  5. Comrie, Courtne. 2022. Rain Rising. HarperCollins.
  6. Dawkins, Matthew. 2022. Until We Break. Wattpad. 
  7. Duncan, Alice Faye. 2022. Yellow Dog Blues. Ill. by Chris Raschka. Eerdmans. 
  8. Elliot, Zetta & Miller-Lachmann, Lyn. 2022. Moonwalking. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
  9. Honoré, Leslé. 2022. Brown Girl, Brown Girl. Ill. by Cozbi A. Cabrera. Little, Brown. 
  10. Latham, Irene & Waters, Charles. 2022. African Town. Putnam.
  11. Latham, Irene & Waters, Charles. 2022. Be a Bridge. Ill. by Nabila Adani. Lerner/ Carolrhoda.
  12. Lockington, Mariama J. 2022. Forever is Now. FSG.
  13. Martin, Erica. 2022. And We Rise. Philomel. 
  14. Martin, Erica. 2022. Whites Only: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems. Philomel. 
  15. Nelson, Marilyn. 2022. Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life. Little, Brown/Ottaviano.
  16. Pinkney, Andrea. 2022. Bright Brown Baby. Ill. by Brian Pinkney. Orchard. 
  17. Reynolds, Jason and Griffin, Jason. 2022. Ain't Burned All the Bright. Atheneum.
  18. Rodaah, Rahma. 2022. Dear Black Child. Ill. by Lydia Mba. HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray.
  19. Rodash, Rahma. 2022. Dear Muslim Child. HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray. 
  20. Rolle, Sojourner Kincaid. 2022. Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem. Ill. by Alex Bostic. Union Square Kids.
  21. Rowe, Kelis. 2022. Finding Jupiter. Crown. 
  22. Smith Jr., Charles R. 2022. What Makes Us Strong. Ill. by Evans, Shane W. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 
  23. Watson, Renee. 2022. Maya’s Song. Ill. by Bryon Collier. HarperCollins.
  24. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2022. Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect. Ill by Jeffrey Boston Weatherford. Millbrook Press. 
  25. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2022. The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice. Random House.
  26. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2022. Standing in the Need of Prayer. Ill. by Frank Morrison.Crown/Random House.
  27. Woodfolk, Ashley. 2022. Nothing Burns as Bright as You. HMH/ Versify. 
  28. Woodson, Jacqueline. 2022. The Year We Learned to Fly. Ill. by Rafael Lòpez. Penguin/Paulsen.
  29. Zoboi, Ibi. 2022. Star Child: A Constellation of Octavia E. Butler. Dutton.
Look for more Poetry Friday goodness over at Unexpected Intersections where Elisabeth is hosting our happenings!

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Sneak Peek List of Poetry for Young People 2022

It's time again to look forward to all the new poetry for young people that will be published in the year ahead! Here's my "sneak peek" list that I have gathered thus far of poetry collections and anthologies, poem picture books, and novels in verse. If I am missing any new 2022 poetry books, please let me know. If I have mis-categorized a book, please let me know. I'll keep updating this list all year long, so it can serve as a useful resource for anyone looking for new poetry for young people. 

Sneak Peek List of Poetry for Young People Published in 2022

  1. Acevedo, Elizabeth. 2022. Inheritance. Ill. by Andrea Pippins. Harpercollins/ Quill Tree.
  2. Arango, Andrea Beatriz. 2022. Iveliz Explains It All. Random House.
  3. Ashman, Linda. 2022. I’m Number One! Persona Poems by Extraordinary Animals. Ill. by Aparna Varma. Kids Can Press. 
  4. Atkins, Jeannine. 2022. Hidden Powers: Lise Meitner’s Call to Science. Atheneum.
  5. Bauer, Marion Dane. 2022. We, the Curious Ones. Ill. by Hari Panischer & Deepti Nair. Candlewick.
  6. Beck, Sam. 2022. The Iron Gate. Wonderbound. 
  7. Becker, Lynn. 2022. Monsters in the Briny. Ill. by Scott Brundage. Sleeping Bear.
  8. Booth, Coe. 2022. Caprice. Scholastic.
  9. Bowles, David. 2022. They Call Me Fregona. Kokila.
  10. Brown, Tameka Fryer. 2022. Shirley Chisholm: Not Done Yet. Ill. by Nina Crews. Lerner/ Millbrook. 
  11. Bryant, Jen. 2022. Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight: Patsy T. Mink and the Fight for Title IX. Ill. by Toshiki Nakamura.  
  12. Bulion, Leslie. 2022. Serengeti. Ill. by Becca Stadtlander. Peachtree. 
  13. Chapman, Ty. 2022. Sarah Rising. Ill. by DeAnn Wiley. Beaming Books. 
  14. Cho, Tina. 2022. The Tune Without Words. Ill. by Deborah Lee. HarperAlley. 
  15. Clare, Ann. 2022. Fly Away Home. Scholastic Press. 
  16. Comrie, Courtne. 2022. Rain Rising. HarperCollins.
  17. Crull, Kelly. 2022. Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic. Millbrook Press.
  18. Culley, Betty. 2022. The Name She Gave Me. HarperCollins. 
  19. Dawkins, Matthew. 2022. Until We Break. Wattpad. 
  20. Dickman, Linda Trott. 2022. Road Trip 2: On the Road Again
  21. Dubois, Caroline. 2022. Ode to a Nobody. Holiday House. 
  22. Duncan, Alice Faye. 2022. Yellow Dog Blues. Ill. by Chris Raschka. Eerdmans. 
  23. Ehrenberg, Pamela & López, Tracy. 2022. Detour Ahead. PJ Publishing.
  24. Elliott, David. 2022. At the Pond. Ill. by Amy Schimler-Safford. Candlewick.
  25. Elliot, David. 2022. Red Big. Ill by Evan Turk. Disney-Hyperion. 
  26. Elliot, Zetta & Miller-Lachmann, Lyn. 2022. Moonwalking. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
  27. Engle, Margarita. 2022. Rima’s Revolution. Ill by Carina Guevara. Atheneum.  
  28. Engle, Margarita. 2022. Singing with Elephants. Ill. by Oriol Vidal. Viking. 
  29. Ewing, Susan. 2022. Alaska Is for the Birds. Ill. by Evon Zerbetz. Alaska Northwest Books. 
  30. Farid, Diana. 2022. Wave. Ill. by Kris Goto. Cameron Books. 
  31. Ferguson, Jen. 2022.The Summer of Bitter and Sweet. NY: Heartdrum.
  32. Fliess, Sue. 2022. Rumble and Roar: Sound Around the World. Ill. by Khoa Le. Millbrook Press. 
  33. Florian, Douglas. 2022. Zoobilations! Simon & Schuster.
  34. Foxell, Imogene. 2022. Maybe You Might. Ill. by Anna Cunha. Lantana. 
  35. Franco, Betsy. 2022. Counting in Dog Years and Other Sassy Math Poems. Ill. by Priscilla Tey. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  36. Frost, Helen. 2022. Wait and See. Ill. by Rick Lieder. Candlewick.
  37. Ghigna, Charles. 2022. Little Hearts: Finding Hearts in Nature. Ill. by Jacqueline East. Red Comet Press.
  38. Gianferrari, Maria. 2022. Being a Dog. Ill. by Pete Oswald. HarperCollins. 
  39. Gianferrari, Maria. 2022. Ice Cycle: Poems About the Life of Ice. Ill. by Jieting Chen. Lerner/ Millbrook.
  40. Giovanni, Nikki. 2022. A Library. Ill. by Erin K. Robinson. HarperCollins/Versify.
  41. Gopal, Jyoti Rajan. 2022. Desert Queen. Ill. by Svabhu Kohli. Levine Querido. 
  42. Gow, Robin. 2022. A Million Quiet Revolutions. FSG. 
  43. Greanias, Margaret Chiu. 2022. Amah Faraway. Ill. by Tracy Subisak. Bloomsbury.
  44. Grehan, Meg. 2022. Baby Teeth. Dublin, Ireland: Little Island.
  45. Grimes, Nikki. 2022. Garvey in the Dark. Wordsong/Astra Books.
  46. Hagan, Ellen. 2022. Don’t Call Me a Hurricane. Bloomsbury. 
  47. Hagen, Hans & Monique. 2022. You Are the Loveliest. Ill. by Marit Törnqvist. Levine Querido/ Em Querido. 
  48. Haydu, Corey Ann. 2022. Lawless Spaces. Simon & Schuster.
  49. Hill, Amanda Rawson. 2022. The Hope of Elephants. Charlesbridge. 
  50. Hoberman, Mary Ann. 2022. Away with Words! Wise and Witty Poems for Language Lovers. Ill. by Perry Hoberman. Little, Brown. 
  51. Honoré, Leslé. 2022. Brown Girl, Brown Girl. Ill. by Cozbi A. Cabrera. Little, Brown. 
  52. Hood, Susan & Dawson, Grey. 2022. Alias Anna: The True Story of a Girl and Her Sister Who Outwitted the Nazis. HarperCollins. 
  53. Howes, Katey. 2022. A Poem Grows Inside You. Ill. by Heather Brockman Lee. Innovation Press. 
  54. Hughes, Alison. 2022. Fly. Kids Can Press.
  55. Kooser, Ted and Wanek, Connie. 2022. Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play Among Figures of Speech. ill. by Richard Jones. Candlewick.
  56. Krasner, Barbara. 2022. Ethel's Song: Ethel Rosenberg's Life in Poems. Astra/Calkins Creek.
  57. Kuo, Jane. 2022. In the Beautiful Country. Quill Tree. 
  58. La Tulippe, Renée. 2022. The Crab Ballet. Ill. by Cécile Metzger. Cameron Books.
  59. Latham, Irene & Waters, Charles. 2022. African Town. Putnam.
  60. Latham, Irene & Waters, Charles. 2022. Be a Bridge. Ill. by Nabila Adani. Lerner/ Carolrhoda.
  61. Lawler, Janet. 2022. Oceans of Love. Ill. by Holly Clifton-Brown. Philomel. 
  62. Levington, Rebecca Gardyn. 2022. Brainstorm! Sleeping Bear Books.
  63. Levinson, Cynthia. 2022. A School for Problems: Myles Horton and the Highlander Folk School. Ill. by Keith Henry Brown. Peachtree.
  64. Lockington, Mariama J. 2022. Forever is Now. FSG.
  65. Lowell, Rebekah. 2022.  The Road to After. Ill. by Rebekah Lowell. Penguin/ Paulson. 
  66. Martin, Erica. 2022. And We Rise. Philomel. 
  67. Martin, Erica. 2022. Whites Only: The Civil Rights Movement. Philomel. 
  68. McCullough, Joy. 2022. Enter the Body. Dutton.
  69. McCullough, Joy; Richmond, Caroline Tung; Sharpe, Tess and Spotswood, Jessica. 2022. Great or Nothing. Delacorte.
  70. Nelson, Marilyn. 2022. Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life. Little, Brown/Ottaviano.
  71. Neruda, Pablo. Transl. Sara Lissa Paulson. 2022. Book of Questions. Ill. by Paloma Valdivia. Enchanted Lion Books.
  72. Ogle, Rex. 2022. Todo sobre mi abuela. Norton Young Readers. 
  73. Patel-Sage, Krina. 2022. Watch Me Bloom. Lantana.
  74. Pincus, Meeg. 2022. Make Way for Animals!: The Wonderful World of Wildlife Crossings. Ill. by Bao Luu. Millbrook Press.
  75. Pinkney, Andrea. 2022. Bright Brown Baby. Ill. by Brian Pinkney. Orchard. 
  76. Reynolds, Jason and Griffin, Jason. 2022. Ain't Burned All the Bright. Atheneum.
  77. Riazi, Karuna. 2022. A Bit of Earth. Greenwillow Books. 
  78. Rodash, Rahma. 2022. Dear Black Child. Ill. by Lydia Mba. HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray.
  79. Rodash, Rahma. 2022. Dear Muslim Child. HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray. 
  80. Rolle, Sojourner Kincaid. 2022. Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem. Ill. by Alex Bostic. Union Square Kids.
  81. Romero, R.M. 2022. The Ghosts of Rose Hill. Peachtree Teen. 
  82. Rowe, Kelis. 2022. Finding Jupiter. Crown. 
  83. Salas, Laura Purdie. 2022. Zap Clap Boom. Ill. by Elly MacKay. 
  84. Salazar, Aida & Méndez, Yamile Saied. 2022. Calling the Moon. Candlewick Press.
  85. Salazar, Aida. 2022. A Seed in the Sun. Dial. 
  86. Sanders, Rob. 2022. Blood Brothers. Reycraft.
  87. Schu, John. 2022. This is a School. Ill. by Veronica Miller Jamison. Candlewick.
  88. Silverman, Buffy. 2022. On a Gold-Blooming Day: Finding Fall Treasures. Millbrook/Lerner.
  89. Singer, Marilyn. 2022. Awe-some Days: Poems about the Jewish Holidays. Ill. by Dana Wulfekotte. Dial. 
  90. Singh, Rina. 2022. A Garden of Grenades and Other Stories. Ill. by Hoda Hadadi. Greystone. 
  91. Slesarik, Ken. 2022. Grievers and Poets: When a Loved One Dies. Ill. by Catherine Flinn. Grievers and Poets Press.
  92. Smith Jr., Charles R. 2022. What Makes Us Strong. Ill. by Evans, Shane W. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 
  93. Steinberg, D.J. 2022. My Teacher Is the Best!. Ill. by Ruth Hammond. Grosset & Dunlap. 
  94. Steinberg, D. J. 2022. Valentine's Day, Here I Come! Ill. by Laurie Stansfield. Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap.
  95. Stevens-Holsey, Rosita and Jennings, Terry Catasús. 2022. Pauli Murray: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist. Little Bee. 
  96. Sze, Gillian. 2022. You Are My Favorite Color. Ill. by Nina Mata. Philomel. 
  97. Tafolla, Carmen. 2022. ¡Guerrera Warrior!. Penguin/ Paulsen. 
  98. Tognolini, Bruno. 2022. Magari!. Ill. by Giulia Orecchia. Red Comet Press.
  99. Vanderwater, Amy Ludwig. 2022. If This Bird Had Pockets. Ill. by Emma J. Virján. Boyd Mills.
  100. Vardell, Sylvia and Wong, Janet. 2022. Things We Eat. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.
  101. Vardell, Sylvia and Wong, Janet. 2022. Things We Feel. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.
  102. Watson, Renee. 2022. Maya’s Song. Ill. by Bryon Collier. HarperCollins.
  103. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2022. Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect. Ill by Jeffrey Boston Weatherford. Millbrook Press. 
  104. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2022. The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice. Random House.
  105. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2022. Standing in the Need of Prayer. Ill. by Frank Morrison.Crown/Random House.
  106. Wilson, Kip. 2022. The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin. Versify. 
  107. Wolf, Allan. 2022. Behold Our Magical Garden: Poems Fresh from a School Garden. Ill. by Daniel Duncan. Candlewick. 
  108. Wolf, Allan. 2022. The Blanket Where Violet Sits. Ill. by Lauren Tobia. Candlewick.
  109. Woodfolk, Ashley. 2022. Nothing Burns as Bright as You. HMH/ Versify. 
  110. Woodson, Jacqueline. 2022. The Year We Learned to Fly. Ill. by Rafael Lòpez. Penguin/Paulsen.
  111. Yeatts, Tabatha. Ed. 2022. Imperfect II: Poems About Perspective. Rockville, MD: History House Publishers.
  112. Yolen, Jane and Semple, Heidi E. Y. 2022. You Suck! Poems About Animals that Sip, Slurp, Suck. Ill. by Eugenia Nobati. Lerner/Millbrook.
  113. Zoboi, Ibi. 2022. Star Child: A Constellation of Octavia E. Butler. Dutton. 

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