Poetry in Literature for Youth


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Scarecrow Press
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6.02 X 8.48 X 0.85 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About 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.


This annotated bibliography, written for educators, lists general anthologies, classics, poetry formats, novels in verse, performance poetry, multicultural books, biographies, books by children and teens, and writing guides for students in elementary through high school. Seven chapters list books that can be integrated into the arts, language arts, health, math, science, social studies, and literature. Annotations include publication information, grade levels, price, and descriptions. Professional resources, including books, articles, and ERIC documents are listed, along with electronic resources and titles that should be in a core collection. Indexes are separated by title, subject, author, and grade.
The book is a good choice for teachers and school libraries.
...this title is packed with innovative ways to integrate poetry into the K-12 curriculum....Whether organizing a poetry slam, searching for a novel in verse, or looking for a fresh way to bolster a math lesson, this volume will guide the way.
...educators will find this a welcome resource for bringing poetry into the classroom and extending its influence beyond traditional limits.
More than 900 entries describe collections, anthologies, performance poetry, poet biographies, and more, for kindergarten through high school.