National Poetry Month

A Kick-Off for Kidsbook Friends: Publishing Students’ Poems

After a loooong writing break from my blog, I’m so excited to invest time again into connecting with you through Kidsbook Friends. This year has been an adventure with re-entering the wonderful world of teaching English Language Arts after the privilege of being home with my three kiddos for the past ten years.

Now, not only do I get to share children’s books that our family enjoys, but I also get to post Young Adult literature and publish my students’ writings. April is National Poetry Month, so I’m thrilled to kick off this endeavor by publishing my students’ poems. This week they will write for a national contest as well as blog spot right here. Please stay tuned to encourage these young authors!


Note from
This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Please join in the celebration by listing your events and attending other events in your community, displaying this year’s poster, participating in Poem in Your Pocket Dayrecommending the Dear Poet project to a young personsigning up to read a Poem-a-Day, and checking out 30 more ways to celebrate.
We hope National Poetry Month’s events and activities will inspire you to keep celebrating poetry all year long!


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