Truth and Lies

by Patrice Vecchione

Patrice Vecchione challenges readers to respond with their own truths to the poems... read more

Patrice Vecchione challenges readers to respond with their own truths to the poems she has gathered in this thought-provoking collection. “What do you find true?” she asks in her introduction. “Are you persuaded to believe? . . . Speak back to these works. Bring your questions with you when you turn the page . . . If you don’t speak your truth, who will?” Vecchione has selected 69 poems from writers across the centuries, including a fine gathering from poets writing today. As part of the biographical note for each writer, she includes a suggested reading list. A collection that emphasizes the very personal nature of truth reveals something essential about us all--the longing to find others whose truths speak to us. (Age 15 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001

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