Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle Mod. 3

Google Images Bibliography: Engle, Margarita. Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings:  A Memoir. Atheneum Books for Young Readers: New York, 2016. ISBN 978-1481435239 Plot Summary:  In this poetic memoir, we see a young Margarita torn between two worlds: her mother’s lush and tropical island of Cuba, and her home in Las Angeles. She travels between theContinue reading “Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle Mod. 3”

Dizzy in Your Eyes by Pat Mora Mod. 3

Google Images Bibliography:  Mora, Pat. Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love. Ember: New York, 2012. ISBN 978-0375855368 Plot Summary:  A collection of love poems, told from the point of view of varying characters. Critical Analysis:  I really enjoy this book. I love poetry, and love any excuse to read it. The thing I likeContinue reading “Dizzy in Your Eyes by Pat Mora Mod. 3”

Seeing Emily by Joyce Lee Wong (Mod. 5)

Google Images Bibliography: Wong, Joyce Lee. Seeing Emily. Amulet Books: New York, 2005. ISBN 0810957574 Plot Summary: This is a coming of age novel told in free verse about a girl named Emily Wu, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She is torn between melding her American self and her Chinese heritage. Critical Analysis: This novelContinue reading “Seeing Emily by Joyce Lee Wong (Mod. 5)”

Poems to Learn By Heart by Caroline Kennedy (Mod 5)

Google Images Bibliography: Kennedy, Caroline. Poems to Learn By Heart. Disney: New York, 2013. ISBN 9781423108054. Plot Summary: This is a diverse collection of poetry chosen that can speak to us all. They cover a range of human experience and imagination. They are every day occurrences and deep emotion. This book is divided into sections:Continue reading “Poems to Learn By Heart by Caroline Kennedy (Mod 5)”

The Bookworm’s Feast A Potluck of Poems by J. Patrick Lewis Poetry Book Review

The Bookworm’s Feast  A Potluck of Poems by J. Patrick Lewis – Google Images Bibliography:  Lewis, J. Patrick. The Bookworm’s Feast A Potluck of Poems. Dial Books for Young Readers: New York, NY, 1999. ISBN 0803716923 Plot Summary:  A book of poems focused on animals and food. Critical Analysis: This was also a hit orContinue reading “The Bookworm’s Feast A Potluck of Poems by J. Patrick Lewis Poetry Book Review”

The Llama Who Had No Pajama by Mary Ann Hoberman Poetry Book Review

The Llama Who Had No Pajama by Mary Ann Hoberman – Google Images Bibliography: Homberman, Mary Ann. The Llama Who Had No Pajama. Browndeer Press: Orlando, FL, 1998. ISBN 0152001115 Plot Summary:  An anthology of 100 poems written my Mary Ann Hoberman. This is a collection for children. These are poems that children will really relateContinue reading “The Llama Who Had No Pajama by Mary Ann Hoberman Poetry Book Review”

“The Firefly Letters:A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba” by Magarita Engle (Mod 2.)

Google Images Bibliography:  Engle, Margarita. The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba. Henry Holt and Company, LLC: New York, 2010. ISBN 9780805090826. Plot Summary: Frederika Bremer is a feminist and human rights activist from Sweden, who has taken to traveling the world to write about the beauty and horrors there are. When she asksContinue reading ““The Firefly Letters:A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba” by Magarita Engle (Mod 2.)”

“Are You An Echo: The Lost Poems of Misuzu Kaneko” by David Jacobson (Mod. 2)

Bibliography: Jacobson, David & Misuzu Kaneko. Are You An Echo: The Lost Poems of Misuzu Kaneko. Chin Music Press: Seattle, WA., 2016. ISBN 9781634059626 Plot Summary: When Setsuo Yazaki reads a poem by Misuzu Kaneko, he sets off to find out about this mysterious poet. On his search, he finds her brother, who has overContinue reading ““Are You An Echo: The Lost Poems of Misuzu Kaneko” by David Jacobson (Mod. 2)”

Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow by Joyce Sidman (Mod 5)

Google Images Bibliography: Sidman, Joyce. Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow. Houghton Mifflin Books: New York, 2006. ISBN 061856313X Plot Summary: A book of poems and riddles about the creature you can find in a meadow. With beautiful illustrations and captivating poetry, children get to explore and think about the world around them.Continue reading “Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow by Joyce Sidman (Mod 5)”

The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects by Paul B. Janeczko (Mod 6)

Google Images Bibliography: Janeczko, Paul B. The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects. Candlewick Press: Somerville, Massachusetts, 2015. ISBN 9780763669638 Plot Summary: This book is an anthology of poems collected throughout history. Starting with poems written in the Middle Ages and spanning to modern day poems, this book isContinue reading “The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects by Paul B. Janeczko (Mod 6)”