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Let's take a look at some of YA's poetry volumes and broaden our horizon of literary work. From his own childhood in Central Valley, California, he writes his own poetry about the pleasures and sufferings of youngsters. He concentrates on Latin American personalities but appeals to all ethnic groups.
A Fire in My Hands has been celebrated by teachers since its initial release in 1998 and has been reworked and extended in this new series. Both old and new supporters of Soto's work will welcome the re-emergence of his convincing poetry. Painted Me Like I Am is a compilation of poetry from young people who have participated in the write programmes of a nationally non-profit organisation named WritersCorps.
Includes a foreword by celebrated writer Nikki Giovanni, an essays by Kevin Powell, another writer associated with WritersCorps, and spelling advice from WritersCorps teachers. Writers Corps was founded in 1994 to help vulnerable young people in three cities in the United States: Since then, there have been literary creativity to the benefit of tens of thousands of young people.
Christine Heppermann juxtaposes fairytales with the young woman in fifty verses. Forceful and provoking, fatally witty and deathly serious, this compilation is one that can be seen, shared, appreciated and visited again and again. A unique anthology of fiction and poetry that offers a unique look into the heads of young African-American boy.