[Library Media] Fwd: New Educator Resources for National Poetry Month

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Fri Apr 7 11:24:28 MDT 2017



*Juan Tomás Lee*, Library Consultant
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April 6, 2017

*Classroom Library Customization*

Dear Juan,

We’d love to speak more with you and your school team to help bring *culturally
responsive* books into your classroom and help you build a *customized book
list *based on your students’ needs and diverse experiences:

   - Bilingual and Dual Language Programs
   - Reading Levels
   - Themes and Curriculum Units
   - High Interest-Low Readability
   - Middle and High School

Contact Vice President of Educational Sales, *Abe Barretto*, at
*abarretto at leeandlow.com*
<abarretto at leeandlow.com?subject=Classroom%20Collection%20Customization> to
get started, and read on for some of our favorite National Poetry Month
book recommendations to celebrate April!


Abe Barretto, Vice President of Educational Sales
(212) 779-4400 ext. 23 <(212)%20779-4400>
<vschneider at leeandlow.com?subject=Classroom%20Collection%20Customization>

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*Spotlight: Poetry Month Books*
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Celebrate *National Poetry Month* with award-winning, culturally responsive
poetry that serves your students’ demographics and interests. Inspire a
deeper joy for reading and explore different poetry forms from free verse
to tanka while making historical, scientific, and global connections across
grade levels.

   1. *The Crane Girl
   Lyrical storytelling deftly interwoven with original haiku create a magical
   adaptation of a popular Japanese folktale.
   2. *Poems in the Attic*
   Told in alternating free verse and tanka, a young girl grows closer to her
   mother after discovering a box of poems her mother wrote about her
   experiences living around the world and growing up as a child of an Air
   Force serviceman.
   3. *Dreaming Up
   A collection of illustrations, concrete poetry, and photographs that shows
   how young children’s constructions, created as they play, are reflected in
   notable works of architecture from around the world.
   4. *Love to Langston
   Biography in verse of the beloved poet Langston Hughes.
   5. *Amazing Faces
   An anthology of universal poems focusing on the human experience as
   expressed by poets of diverse heritage and reflected in illustrations
   featuring people of all ages and backgrounds.

For more resources for *National Poetry Month*, see below:

Webinar: Using Multicultural Children’s Poetry to Inspire Poetry

4 Mentor Texts and Activities for National Poetry Month

Interview: Nikki Grimes on Writing Poetry

Poetry Friday: What is a Haiku?

Interview: Writing Haiku With Curtis Manley, Author of The Crane Girl

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*Webinar: #Own Voices - SLJ in Conversation About Publishing Diverse Books*

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Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for an
in-depth conversation with editors and publishing insiders, Francisca
Goldsmith of Library Ronin, Christopher Johns of Tuttle Publishing, Cheryl
Klein of Lee & Low and Carrie Gleason of James Lorimer & Company.

They’ll dig deeper into publishing diverse children’s and young adult
literature with a focus on #OwnVoices titles—books about marginalized
cultures and characters written by authors from that same identity. Each
panelist will also offer a special preview of several upcoming titles.

Register here

Title: #Own Voices: SLJ in Conversation About Publishing Diverse Books
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour

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*Watch Our Free Webinar: Finding and Using Multicultural Poetry in Your

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Does your National Poetry Month reflect our nation? Learn how to find and
use multicultural and diverse poetry in your classroom!

Last month Lee & Low Books had a free webinar with Share My Lesson’s 5th
annual Ideas & Innovations Virtual Conference. It featured ways to
encourage students to write poetry themselves and appreciate verse.

During the session, we showed you where to find award-winning, culturally
responsive poetry to serve your students’ demographics and interests. We
also shared culturally responsive instruction strategies and resources for
studying multicultural poetry and authors from diverse backgrounds.

Check out the webinar here

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*Recommended Collections for April*
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*Poetry Grades K-2 Collection*

This collection includes delightful, child-centered stories that support
literacy learning content for beginning and soon-to-be readers. A perfect
way to build your poetry collection!
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*Poetry Grades 3-6 Collection*

This collection includes poetry books for on-grade level readers, grades
3-6. These are sure to engage with a range of high-interest topics and
complexity to meet all students’ needs.
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*Earth Day Poetry Collection*

This collection of poetry books are inspired by the joy and wonder of being
outdoors and brings the sight and sounds of nature and all of its wildlife
to life.

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*NEW Educator Guides for this Month!*
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*Poems in the Attic*

*For National Poetry Month*

Using free verse for the young girl’s poems and tanka for her mother’s,
master poet Nikki Grimes creates a tender intergenerational story that
speaks to every child’s need to hold onto special memories of home, no
matter where that place might be.

*Teacher's Guide
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*Little Melba and Her Big Trombone*

*For Jazz Appreciation Month*

Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba Liston went on to become a
famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and
melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth
century. This story is a fitting tribute to a trailblazing musician and a
great unsung hero of jazz.

*Teacher's Guide*
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*Parrots Over Puerto Rico*

*For Earth Day*

With striking collage illustrations, a unique format, and engaging
storytelling, this story invites readers to witness the amazing recovery
efforts that have enabled Puerto Rican parrots to fly over their island
once again.

*Teacher's Guide

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*Lee & Low Resources for Educators*

*Visit the LEE & LOW Educator's Page
and discover FREE Lesson Plans, Teacher's Guides, and Grade Level
Resources. *

   - *The Open Book
   The Lee & Low Books blog is an excellent resource for educators, regularly
   covering topics such as Diversity, Race, and Representation
   ; Educator Resources
   ; Book Lists by Topic
   and more.
   - *Book Page Resources*: on every book page, we link to examples of our
   nonprofit and literacy partners using our books (such as an educator’s
   guide from *Vamos a Leer*
   the *Summer of the Mariposas
   the Coretta Scott King discussion guide
   the *Yummy
   You can also find reviews for the books, links to audio-visual supplements,
   links to collections the book is in (by topic), and more! Explore the site
   and find many brilliant books for any classroom.
   - *Lee & Low Books on Pinterest
   Looking for book lists broken down by topic, age group, and more? Follow us
   on Pinterest!

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