I don’t think I ever had a chance to share this last fall. The NCTE‘s Journal of Children’s Literature featured one of my poems!
I was so excited that they wanted to share a poem from BookSpeak!
Part of what made it even more pleasing was that the other poem shared in that issue was by U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis! It’s from Pat’s brand new book, When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders (Chronicle, 2012). That’s a fantastic, powerful book, and I’ll share a poem from it on a Poetry Friday after I work through the CYBILS Finalists.
Just knowing that my poem had the privilege of being put in front of so many educators was such a blast–and in such excellent company, too!