Sunday, December 16, 2018

Kid Konnection: The Poetry of Us

Every weekend, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekly feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a fantastic kids' book which contains more than 200 poems!

Summary: It's all about us! Join former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis on a lyrical journey through the United States to experience the wonders of America's people and places through 200+ inspiring poems and stunning photographs.

Celebrate the gift of language and the vibrant culture of the United States with this collection of classic and never-before-published poetry. Poems are arranged by region, from coast to coast, and among them you'll find works by Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Robert Frost, Naomi Shihab Nye, Walt Whitman, and more. From the familiar to the surprising, subjects include people, places, landmarks, monuments, nature, and celebrations. Designed for sharing, but geared to younger readers, this beautifully illustrated treasury is a must-have for the whole family. -- National Geographic

THE POETRY OF US: MORE THAN 200 POEMS THAT CELEBRATE THE PEOPLE, PLACES, AND PASSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES is a beautiful book that pays tribute to our amazing country through poetry and gorgeous photographs. It's really geared towards children, but I have little doubt that adults would appreciate this book as well.

THE POETRY OF US is a huge book over 200 poems by famous poets like Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, and more! It's even edited by former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis. It is such a great way to introduce a variety of poetry to children of all ages.

THE POETRY OF US takes readers on a trip around the good old United States of America. The chapters are divided into regions -- New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountain West, Pacific Coast, and Territories. Each region has over 25 poems that celebrate the culture and uniqueness of our country. There are poems that represent the beauty of the areas as well as poems that reflect on our country's history. It's a wonderful representation of the United States!

THE POETRY OF US is one of those books that you can read straight through or just sit down and randomly open a page and read a poem. Either way, it's meant to be read over and over again. There are also a variety of poetry types so children (and adults) will have the opportunity to discover what forms they most appreciate.

As special as these poems are, the photographs in this book are stunning. Keep in mind this is a book from National Geographic so you know you're in for a visual treat. The photos are a reminder of just how amazing and diverse the United States is. There are pictures of different landmarks, seasons, animals, people, geography, and much much more!

THE POETRY OF US is a beautiful book from its poetry to its photographs to its celebration of the U.S. Highly recommended for home and school libraries.

Thanks to Media Masters for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

I'm taking my time with this one, dipping in and out of it now. It is lovely.

Stacie said...

I'm planning to read this one today! It sounds just wonderful!