Poetry in Literature for Youthby Angela Leeper
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Poetry in Literature for Youth offers teachers, librarians, parents, and students with an instrumental guide for incorporating all forms of poetry into the curriculum. More than 900 annotated entries provide descriptions of books and other resources, including anthologies, classics, various poetry formats, poetry novels, multicultural poetry, performance poetry, teen poetry, poet biographies, and curriculum connections. Educators, who are often unaware of the poetry resources available-particularly for young adults-will welcome this book with open arms. Lists for building a core poetry collection, along with resources for teaching poetry criticism and writing, electronic poetry resources, booktalks, classroom activities, and lesson plans complement this guide. Author, Geographic, Grade, Subject, and Title indexes are also included. For anyone interested in knowing more about poetry in literature, this is an indispensable guide.
Meet the Author
Angela Leeper is an independent educational consultant and freelance writer and editor. She has worked as a teacher, librarian, and as an educational consultant in Evaluation Services at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In Evaluation Services, she facilitated the review of print materials to be used in North Carolina's public schools; edited and contributed to InfoTech, NCDPI's journal of recommended reviews; and worked with educators across the state via one-on-one interactions, workshops, conferences, and telecasts. She is a regular reviewer of children's and young adult books for Kirkus Reviews and Multicultural Review, and a contributor to Multicultural Review, The Book Report, American Careers, Succeed, The Bark, Dream/Girl, and North Carolina Libraries. She is the author of Juneteenth: Celebrating African-American Freedom (2004). She serves on the Association for Library Service to Children's Publications Committee and the Young Adult Library Services Association's Alex Award Committee.
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