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A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry

by Julian Peters
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: poetry, classic adaptation, classics

A fresh twist on 24 classic poems, these visual interpretations by comic artist Julian Peters will change the way you see the world.
This stunning anthology of favorite poems visually interpreted by comic artist Julian Peters breathes new life into some of the greatest English-language poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

These are poems …

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Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True

by Dave Paddon, illustrated by Duncan Major
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: limericks & verse

The world of Dave Paddon's recitations is quirky, riotously funny, and utterly unique; a place of tall tales and plain foolishness, where fog is so thick you can use it for cannonballs, and a polar bear hijacks a bingo tournament. Berry pickers turn combatants and the result is a bay full of jam; a local handyman turns doctor and uses the spare par …

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Skylark

by Sara Cassidy
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: homelessness & poverty, poetry, general (see also headings under social themes)

Angie lives in an old car with her brother and mother. Homeless after their father left to find work, the family struggles to stay together and live as normally as possible. It is difficult though. Between avoiding the police and finding new places to park each night, it is a constant struggle. When Angie discovers slam poetry, she finds a new way …

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Fallout

by Nikki Tate
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: death & dying, siblings, poetry

Tara's sister died a year ago, on the day that Tara didn't answer her phone when Hannah called. And Hannah stepped in front of a bus. Now Tara lives with the guilt of wondering if things would be different if she had been there when Hannah needed her most. Competing in slam poetry competitions is the only way Tara can keep her sister's memory alive …

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