It's always exciting to read books written by those in our community. This week it was my delight to read two: What Snail Knows by Kathryn Apel and Hidden Powers: Lise Meitner's Call to Science by Jeannine Atkins.
Both are verse novels. Both feature girls who are shy and who bust through limitations to achieve important things.
We nab a knot
( a lot!)
- Kathryn Apel
Yes, a group of toads is called a knot! (New to me -- I love learning things in books!)
This book reminded me of what's possible for our young age 6-7 readers. Lovely! Don't miss it!
"She runs her hand over her mother's hair,
wrinkled and gray like a lake in a storm."
Jeannine reminds us the power of verbs in poetry, like here:
"Lise crushes the newspaper, tosses it into the hearth.
The paper flares, darkens, and shivers into ash."
and Jeannine shows us the elegance and emotional truth that poetry offers:
"She won't wish that she didn't discover
what she discovered. But she wishes everyone
would try to see as if by the light of two candles:
one calling to witness, one to remember."
Thanks to both for these beautiful books!
Gratitude also to Saemi for including Live Your Poem alongside some other wonderful poetry blogs for children. View the post of recommendations on Twinkl!
For today's ArtSpeak: Animals poem, I decided to go with a rabbit! (Hoppy Spring!) It took me a while to find the character trait I wanted to use for the metaphor, but when I did, if felt just-right. I love when that happens. :) Thanks so much for reading.
Empathy Has Long Ears
I hear you
are the song
- Irene Latham