April 2020 Nurture a Sense of Place and Belonging

Books of the Month

Copyright © 2018 J. Patrick Lewis. Compilation copyright © 2018 National Geographic Partners, LLC. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, National Geographic Partners, LLC.

The Poetry of US: More Than 200 Poems That Celebrate the People, Places, and Passions of the United States

Edited by J. Patrick Lewis (National Geographic Partners, LLC)

Dive into the diverse wonders and people of our nation through distinctive poetic voices and stunning photographs.


Elementary, Poetry

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They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems

By David Bowles (Cinco Puntos Press)

Twelve-year-old Güero, a freckled, red-headed, Mexican-American border kid, discovers the joy of writing poetry, thanks to his English teacher.

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What I Leave Behind

By Alison McGhee (Atheneum, an imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Through 100 chapters, each 100 words, sixteen-year-old Will walks the streets of L.A. to deal with tragedy and loss.

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