The Poetry of U.S

The Poetry of U.S

With Favorites From Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman, Gwendolyn Brooks, and More : More Than 200 Poems That Celebrate the People, Places, and Passions of the United States

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It's all about us! Join former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis on a lyrical journey through the United States to experience the wonders of America's people and places via 200+ inspiring poems and stunning photographs. Celebrate the gift of language and the vibrant culture of the United States with this collection of classic and never-before-published poetry. Poems are arranged by region, from coast to coast, and among them you'll find works by Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Robert Frost, Naomi Shihab Nye, Walt Whitman, and more. From the familiar to the surprising, subjects include people, places, landmarks, monuments, nature, and celebrations. Designed for family sharing, but geared to younger readers, this beautifully illustrated treasury is a must-have for the family bookshelf.
Publisher: Washington, DC :, National Geographic Kids,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781426331855
1426331851
Branch Call Number: J 811.008 Poetry 10/2018
Characteristics: 191 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, J. Patrick - Editor

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KristiBernard
Nov 14, 2018

America has a large and diverse population. There are many cultures, languages and religions that make this country a popular place to find freedom and live the American dream. In this guide readers can enjoy poems set into motion by our history, scenery and the peoples stretched across this great land. Stunning photos capture the beauty that is America.

Readers will be taken on a trip across the country starting from New England all the way to the Territories which cover Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam and a few others. If you didn’t know all of the words to America the Beautiful they can be found here. A poem for protests in Boston for equal rights from years past is expressed. In the Southeast a poem acknowledges the Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. In the Rocky Mountain West a poem speaks to the Continental Divide and Yellowstone National Park.

J. Patrick Lewis was the former U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate. His review of these many poems targeted towards children and honoring and remembering Americas lands and history, as well as providing insight to the cultures, peoples and way of life. Parents and teachers can discuss with kids where they would most like to visit in the United States, share insight about their heritage and so much more.

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