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Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

by Margarita Engle and Sean Qualls
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Wreath for Emmett Till, A

by Marilyn Nelson and Philippe Lardy
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (3)
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Playbook, The: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

by Kwame Alexander and Thai Neave
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Bronx Masquerade

by Nikki Grimes
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Firefly Letters, The: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba

by Margarita Engle
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Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian, Latino
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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For Every One

by Jason Reynolds
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Holiday, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots

by Margarita Engle and Rudy Gutierrez
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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How I Discovered Poetry

by Marilyn Nelson and Hadley Hooper
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How We Are Smart

by W. Nikola-Lisa and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Aire encantado

by Margarita Engle and Alexis Romay
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air

by Margarita Engle
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Carver: A Life in Poems

by Marilyn Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish

by Juan Felipe Herrera and Karen Barbour
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults, 1984-1999

by Pat Mora and Anthony Accardo
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Jumped in

by Patrick Flores-Scott
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem

by Marilyn Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love

by Pat Mora
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings

by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Time You Let Me in: 25 Poets Under 25

by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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My Seneca Village

by Marilyn Nelson
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It's Not Like It's a Secret

by Misa Sugiura
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Asian / Pacific American, LGBTQ
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto

by Paul B. Janeczko
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
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Poems from Homeroom: A Writer's Place to Start

by Kathi Appelt
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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Preposterous: Poems of Youth

by Paul B. Janeczko
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters

by Jeannine Atkins
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Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking At The Harlem Renaissance Through Poems

by Nikki Giovanni
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Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else

by Elise Paschen, Elizabeth Alexander, Joy Harjo, and Dominique Raccah
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (1)
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Crazy Messy Beautiful

by Carrie Arcos
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Get Lit Rising: Words Ignite. Claim Your Poem. Claim Your Life.

by Diane Luby Lane and The Get Lit Players
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Fire in My Hands, A

by Gary Soto
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    1992
  • Author Resources:
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Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing

by Gary Soto
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems

by Georgia Heard
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans

by Arnold Adoff and Benny Andrews
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Black Girl Magic: A Poem

by Mahogany L. Browne and Jess X. Snow
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William Carlos Williams

by William Carlos Williams, Christopher MacGowan, and Robert Crockett
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
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Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States

by Lori Carlson and Oscar Hijuelos
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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I Heard God Talking to Me: William Edmonson and His Stone Carvings

by Elizabeth Spires
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers

by Betsy Franco
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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More Than Friends: Poems from Him and Her

by Sara Holbrook and Allan Wolf
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

by Belinda Rochelle
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Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation

by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick
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Angst!: Teen Verses from the Edge

by Matt Frost
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River of Words: Young Poets and Artists on the Nature of Things

by Pamela Michael
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Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle

by Stephen Dunning, Hugh Smith, and Edward Lueders
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Best Part of Me, The: Children Talk about Their Bodies in Pictures and Words

by Wendy Ewald
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Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire

by T. Cole Rachel and Rita D. Costello
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Quiet Storm

by Lydia Okutoro
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