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19 Varieties of Gazelle :  Poems of the Middle East book 19 Varieties of Gazelle : Poems of the Middle East

Nye, Naomi Shihab
811.54 NYE

Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside. Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time.




Brave New Voices. 2010 DVD Brave New Voices. 2010


DVD-ED 808.545 BRA6174

Celebrates youthful excitement, creative expression, and inspired stage presentations. Captures the exhilarating verbal adrenaline of the freewheeling Grand Slam Finals showdown between four teams; Denver, Albuquerque, the California Bay Area and New York City, all performing in front of a raucous audience at L.A.'s Saban Theatre.




When thunder comes : poems for civil rights leaders Juvenile Book When thunder comes : poems for civil rights leaders

Lewis, J. Patrick.
J 811.54 LEWIS

A collection of poetry inspired by various leaders of civil rights. Featuring Coretta Scott King, Harvey Milk, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Sylvia Mendez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mamie Carthan Till, Helen Zia, Josh Gibson, Dennis James Banks, Mitsuye Endo, Ellison Onizuka, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Yunus, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Includes brief descriptions of each leader at the end of the book.




Grumbles from the forest : fairy-tale voices with a twist : poems Juvenile Book Grumbles from the forest : fairy-tale voices with a twist : poems

Yolen, Jane.
J 811.54 YOLEN

What were all those fairy-tale characters thinking? Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich answer this question in paired poems, with sometimes startling results. The Princess claims all those mattresses kept her awake?not a silly pea?while the poor pea complains that the princess snores. One Snow White begs the witch to settle by the bay and throw that mirror away. Another boldly tells the mirror she ?won?t be guided by a glass that?s so one-sided.? Grumbles from the Forest is a bewitching brew of voices?grumbling, pleading, bragging, reminiscing, confiding?that bubbles with magic and wonder. The spectacular paintings that tie the poems together are full of surprise and intrigue. This stunning collection includes end notes that briefly describe the tales and their history and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives.




Borrowed names : poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and their daughters Juvenile Book Borrowed names : poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and their daughters

Atkins, Jeannine, 1953-
J 811.6 ATKINS

As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series. Sarah Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own daughter, A'Lelia. Together they built a million-dollar beauty empire for women of color. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irene too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner. Borrowed names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.




I can't keep my own secrets : six-word memoirs by teens famous & obscure : from Smith magazine Teen Book I can't keep my own secrets : six-word memoirs by teens famous & obscure : from Smith magazine


TEEN 808.0669 I CANT

This is a book with over 600 authors (all aged thirteen to nineteen) and 600 characters (all real, as far as we know) and 800 stories (which can be read in any order). What every story has in common is that each was written about the author's own life, and that each is the exact same length: six words.




Walking on earth & touching the sky : poetry and prose by Lakota youth at Red Cloud Indian School Teen Book Walking on earth & touching the sky : poetry and prose by Lakota youth at Red Cloud Indian School


TEEN 810.8089 WALKING

Collects poetry written by Lakota students at Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota on such topics as the history of oral tradition, the struggles of everyday life, and their personal connections to the natural world.




Indivisible : poems for social justice Teen Book Indivisible : poems for social justice


TEEN 811.008 INDIVIS

This anthology includes over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society.




My letter to the world and other poems Teen Book My letter to the world and other poems

Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
TEEN 811.4 DICKINS

Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems reinterpreted for todays readers by outstanding contemporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions.




Love : selected poems Teen Book Love : selected poems

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
TEEN 811.52 CUMMING

This collection of poems by E. E. Cummings explores all the terrains of love, lust, romance and seduction. Accompanied by the electrifying art work of Christopher Myers, this is the token for readers of all ages to share with their loved one or the one the intend to seduce!




Poems from Homeroom :  a Writer's Place to Start Teen Book Poems from Homeroom : a Writer's Place to Start

Appelt, Kathi
TEEN 811.54 APPELT

A collection of original poems and creative writing exercises that will inspire teens to write about their own lives. ""Since the very beginnings of the human race, we've been gathering in circles and telling stories because beyond the physical needs for food, water, clean air, and security, one of our most basic yearnings is to express ourselves, to share what we know, what we dream, what we imagine, and what we feel.""




How to (un)cage a girl : poems Teen Book How to (un)cage a girl : poems

Block, Francesca Lia.
TEEN 811.54 BLOCK

A celebration of girls and women in a three part poetry collection that is powerful, hopeful, authentic, and universal.




Think again Teen Book Think again

Lawson, JonArno.
TEEN 811.54 LAWSON

This collection of quietly beautiful and surprisingly humorous short poems reveals first love's uncertainties, frustrations and joys. Whether describing two people meeting or the misunderstandings and revelations that follow, these poems and the evocative illustrations that accompany them will give readers every reason to think ... and think again.




Dizzy in your eyes :   poems about love Teen Book Dizzy in your eyes : poems about love

Mora, Pat.
TEEN 811.54 MORA

...an original collection of poems, each with a different teen narrator sharing unique thoughts, moments, sadness, or heart's desire: the girl who loves swimming, plunging into the water that creates her own world; the guy who leaves flowers on the windshield of the girl he likes. Each of the teens in these 50 original poems, written using a variety of poetic forms, will be recognizable to the reader as the universal emotions, ideas, impressions, and beliefs float across the pages in these gracefully told verses.




How I discovered poetry Teen Book How I discovered poetry

Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- author.
TEEN 811.54 NELSON

The author reflects on her childhood in the 1950s and her development as an artist and young woman through fifty poems that consider such influences as the Civil Rights Movement, the "Red Scare" era, and the feminist movement.




Partly cloudy :   poems of love and longing Teen Book Partly cloudy : poems of love and longing

Soto, Gary.
TEEN 811.54 SOTO

Poet Gary Soto captures the voices of young people as they venture toward their first kiss, brood over bruised hearts, and feel the thrill of first love.




Blue Lipstick :  Concrete Poems Teen Book Blue Lipstick : Concrete Poems

Grandits, John.
TEEN 811.6 GRANDIT

A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical and not so typical teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Her musings about trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing volleyball and cello, and dealing with her annoying younger brother are never boring or predictable.




Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty Teen Book Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty

Heppermann, Christine.
TEEN 811.6 HEPPERM

Christine Heppermann's powerful collection of free verse poems explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White's cottage and Rapunzel's tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations. Poisoned Apples is a dark, clever, witty, beautiful, and important book for teenage girls, their sisters, their mothers, and their best friends.




To this day : for the bullied and beautiful Teen Book To this day : for the bullied and beautiful

Koyczan, Shane.L., 1976- author.
TEEN 811.6 KOYCZAN

An authentic rallying cry for anyone who has been affected by bullying. In February 2013, Shane Koyczan's passionate anti-bullying poem "To This Day" electrified the world. An animated video of the lyric narrative went viral, racking up over 12 million hits to date and inspiring an international movement against bullying in schools. Shane later performed the piece to sustained applause on the stage of the 2013 annual TED Conference. Now this extraordinary work has been adapted into an equally moving and visually arresting book. Thirty international artists, as diverse as they are talented, have been inspired to create exceptional art to accompany "To This Day." Each page is a vibrant collage of images, colors and words that will resonate powerfully with anyone who has experienced bullying themselves, whether as a victim, observer, or participant.




Literally disturbed : tales to keep you up at night Teen Book Literally disturbed : tales to keep you up at night

Winters, Ben H., author.
TEEN 811.6 WINTERS

A collection of thirty poems includes rhyming tales featuring zombies, vampires, and other unearthly beings.




Falling hard : 100 love poems by teenagers Teen Book Falling hard : 100 love poems by teenagers


TEEN 811.608 FALLING

An unforgettable collection of one hundred poems by teenagers, capturing the vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love. The poets are straight, gay, lesbian, bi, or transgender. They live next door or across an ocean; they are innocent or experienced; their lyric explorations range from new love to stale love, obsession to ennui, ecstasy to heartbreak, and every nuance in between. Whether the romantic escapades described are touching, comical, or tragic, whether the feelings expressed are tender and sweet or brutal and biting, readers will find the love these young poets openly share to be exquisitely, excruciatingly, endlessly fascinating.




Please excuse this poem : 100 new poets for the next generation Teen Book Please excuse this poem : 100 new poets for the next generation


TEEN 811.608 PLEASE

One hundred poems. One hundred voices. One hundred different points of view. Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right now --full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page. Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms.




Time you let me in : 25 poets under 25 Teen Book Time you let me in : 25 poets under 25


TEEN 811.608 TIME YO

They are inspiring talented stunning remarkable wise They are also fearless depressed hilarious impatient in love out of love pissed off And they want you to let them in.




You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys Teen Book You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys

Flake, Sharon.
TEEN FLAKE

This collection of original stories and poems provides rare insight into the minds of adolescent African American boys. There’s Tow-Kaye, getting married at age seventeen to the love of his life, who’s pregnant. James writes in his diary about his twin brother’s terrible secret, while Tyler explains what it’s like to be a player with the ladies. And Eric takes us on a tour of North Philly on the Fourth of July, when the heat could make a guy go crazy. Sharon G. Flake’s talent for telling it like it is will leave readers thinking differently, feeling deeply, and definitely wanting more.




Steampunk Poe Teen Book Steampunk Poe

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
TEEN POE

Presents a collection of Poe's short stories and poems, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Raven," accompanied by steampunk-inspired illustrations.




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