Friday, September 16, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by The Poem Farm.

My selection is "Amazing Faces" poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins with illustrations by Chris Soentpiet.


Amazing Faces is an anthology of poetry by some of our most well-known and best-loved poets: Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Nikki Grimes, Lanston Huges, Jude Mandell, Pat Mora, Janet S. Wong and Jane Yolen are among the contributors whose poems reflect the diversity of America's children.  African America, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic and Native American will all be found in the pages, but the experiences and emotions expressed are universal to children of any background and provide a unifying theme. 

Soentpiet's glowing watercolors shine a light on the individual moments captured in each poem while at the same time adding another layer of expression, understanding, and continuity.

3 comments:

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Lee is such a wonderful anthologist, and this is such a beautiful book. I'm glad that you spotlighted it here today! Happy Poetry Friday! A.

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Nice! I haven't heard of this book yet but have seen a few of Chris Soentpiet's works. Looks like a richly-illustrated poetry book - and celebrates human diversity and multiculturalism. Will definitely look out for this one. Thanks for sharing.

Charles Waters said...

Just a GREAT book. Lee and Chris make an unstoppable team.

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