Non-fiction for teens sure does have a bad rep. This feature will introduce non-fiction titles that are fun and informative and hopefully bring to life the wealth of relevant and amazing titles that are out there.
Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence and Everything Else by Elise Paschen
Summary: Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable poems about you, who you are, and who you are becoming. Dive in and find the poem you love, the one that makes you angry, the one that makes you laugh, and the one that knocks the wind out of you. From Lucille Clifton's "Here Yet Be Dragons" to Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee" to "Tia Chucha," by Luis J. Rodriguez, Poetry Speaks Who I Am is a collection that is dynamic, accessible, challenging, classic, edgy, and ultimately not quite perfect. Just like you. If you're lucky, it'll serve as a gateway to a lifetime lived with poetry. At the very least, it'll be a good time. Includes a CD.
Thoughts: For those who like poetry, this is a must read. There are poems that I’ve heard of and loved and ones that were complete surprises. It is designed for youth, and readers will no doubt find something to speak to them among this powerful and engaging poetry. It’s eclectic and it’s fun.