A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY is a delightful book-length poem that spreads the wonder and joy that is New York, as told through the words of its young people.
As part of an unprecedented series of T&W poetry workshops, New York City children and teens were challenged to write about what it was like to live, learn, and play in New York City. The poems were collected and edited into this book, published by Universe (an imprint of Rizzoli New York). Their words provide readers of all ages an honest, kid’s-eye view of the melting pot of cultures, ideas, and excitement found within the five boroughs of New York City.
Lyrical, heartfelt, and bursting with imagination, A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY proves that a poem can be as vast and exciting as the greatest city in the world.
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Our Difficult Sunlight: A Guide to Poetry, Literacy, & Social Justice in Classroom & Community was nominated for the 2012 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work-Instructional.
The book includes best practices, exercises, and anecdotes rooted in the authors’ diverse experiences as a Chicago-based, African American poet/professor and a Caucasian poet/educator from upstate New York.Our Difficult Sunlight offers insights into how poetry can break down barriers to learning, aid exploration of critical issues, and foster connections among students and teachers from very different backgrounds.
Our Difficult Sunlight is available now via Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.