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    All the Colors of the Race
      A collection of poems celebrating the family and minority heritages. The po...
      Author: Adoff, Arnold GED Descriptors:
    At the End of Words: A Daughter's Memoir
      What happens "at the end of words"? The author faced this difficult questio...
      Author: Stone, Miriam GED Descriptors:
    Auld Lang Syne
      Told from first person perspective, this life story of Robert Burns from ch...
      Author: Findon, Joanne GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Autumn
      Autumn, an alphabet book of acrostics with linoleum-cut prints, describes t...
      Author: Schnur, Steven GED Descriptors:
    Bearing Witness
      This selection of powerful personal stories of the Holocaust in various lit...
      Author: Rochman, Hazel & McCampbell, Darlene (Eds.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Big Talk
      Three poems are presented graphically with four color-coded bars to represe...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
    Birches
      On each page Ed Young illustrates trees and forests and the countryside, in...
      Author: Frost, Robert GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Black Swan White Crow
      The book introduces the reader to Haiku poetry that is accompanied by delic...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patricia GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Block, The
      This collection of Langston Hughes poems is complemented by the illustratio...
      Author: Hughes, Langston GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Book
      This very simple and stunningly illustrated poem compares a book to a house...
      Author: Lyon, George Ella GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Brown Angels: An Album of Picture and Verse
      This book is a collection of very short poems and photographs of African-Am...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea
      This well illustrated book of poetry uses the metaphor of nurturing tea for...
      Author: Thomas, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Buried Alive
      This collection of linked poems explores the rich, puzzling and painful exp...
      Author: Fletcher, Ralph GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Caribbean Dozen: Poems from Caribbean Poets, A
      This book includes many short poems, some childish and some more complex, ...
      Author: Agard, John & Nichols, Grace GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Carolina Shout
      A young girl wanders the streets of Charleston from sun up to sun set captu...
      Author: Schroeder, Alan GED Descriptors:
    Casey at the Bat
      This is the famous baseball poem told in scrapbook form with illustrations ...
      Author: Bing, Christopher GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Celebrate America in Poetry and Art
      This is a collection of poetry (from more than 100 U.S. poets) and painting...
      Author: Panzer, Nora (Ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist
      In descriptive, poetic, rhythmic (8 count meter per line as the rhythm of m...
      Author: Christensen, Bonnie GED Descriptors: social studies
    Dream Keeper and Other Poems, The
      A reissue of Hughes' poetry book with seven additional poems (total of 66)....
      Author: Hughes, Langston GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    E. E. Cummings
      This extensive biography of the American poet and artist, E. E. Cummings, a...
      Author: Reef, Catherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
      This beautifully illustrated collection of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay...
      Author: Schoonmaker, Frances (ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    ellington was not a street
      The poet lovingly remembers her family's recent history that was filled wit...
      Author: Shange, Ntozake GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World
      This introduction to Emily Dickinson's best-known poems also contains biogr...
      Author: Winter, Jeanette GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Followers of the North Star
      These poems present a profile of African-American heroes in an historical a...
      Author: Altman, Susan & Lechner, Susan GED Descriptors: social studies
    Fortune's Bones
      A powerful poem, written in the form of a requiem, recovers the life and re...
      Author: Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Glorious Angels
      The author has collected photographs of children and families from around t...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    God Went to Beauty School
      An unusually humorous and poignant collection of poems places God in everyd...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
      This Newberry Award winner gives voice to residents of a medieval English v...
      Author: Schlitz, Laura Amy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Gwendolyn Brooks
      This biography describes the influences and hardships of the early years an...
      Author: Hill, Christine M. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies | language arts - writing
    Hand in Hand
      The collection of poems is organized by American historical themes rather t...
      Author: Hopkins, Lee (Ed.) GED Descriptors:
    Harriet and the Promised Land
      The text, consisting of a single rhyming poem, is an accompaniment to Lawre...
      Author: Lawrence, Jacob GED Descriptors: social studies
    Heart to Heart
      Contemporary poets create poems in response to works of modern American art...
      Author: Greenberg, Jan (Ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Home
      Beautifully illustrated by Thomas Locker, the book contains poems and prose...
      Author: Locker, Thomas & Christiansen, Candice GED Descriptors:
    Hoop Kings
      A dozen NBA stars provide the focus for these poems. In endnotes, the autho...
      Author: Smith Jr., Charles R. GED Descriptors:
    Hoop Queens
      This is a collection of 12 poems about stars of the WNBA. An afterword expl...
      Author: Smith Jr., Charles R. GED Descriptors:
    Hoops
      The author and illustrator capture the feel and movement of playing basketb...
      Author: Burleigh, Robert GED Descriptors:
    I Have Heard of a Land
      A hardworking African American woman stakes a homestead claim in the Oklaho...
      Author: Thomas, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors: social studies
    I Live in Music
      Each line of Shange's poem is placed with one of Romare Bearden's paintings...
      Author: Shange, Ntozake GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    I Never Saw Another Butterfly
      This book consists of poems and drawings done by children living in the Ter...
      Author: Volavkova, Hana (Ed.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    I Saw Your Face
      Sketches from Tom Feelings's sketch book are used to frame a simple yet pow...
      Author: Dawes, Kwame GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    I See the Rhythm
      The author and illustrator use different type faces, colors, a timeline, an...
      Author: Igus, Toyomi GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    I, Too, Sing America
      This is a collection of poetry, arranged chronologically, by African-Americ...
      Author: Clinton, Catherine (comp.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    If: A Fathers Advice to His Son
      Sports themed photographs accompany Kiplings poem about the qualities that ...
      Author: Kipling, Rudyard GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    In Flanders Field
      Fascinating information about Word War I is interwoven with the poem "In Fl...
      Author: Granfield, Luida GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Jabberwocky
      With his wonderfully bright, energetic illustrations, Myers gives an Mezo-A...
      Author: Carroll, Lewis GED Descriptors: literature and arts
    Jazz ABZ
      Each letter of the alphabet introduces a famous jazz musician in a differen...
      Author: Marsalis, Wynton GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
      These poems that celebrate the insect world were written to be read aloud b...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Keep on Singing
      The story of the life of the singer Marian Anderson is told in ballad form....
      Author: Livingston, Myra Cohn GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Knock at a Star (Rev. Ed.)
      Subtitled "A Child's Introduction to Poetry," this book is an anthology of ...
      Author: Kennedy. X, & Kennedy, D. (Eds.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Knoxville, Tennessee
      This brief and beautifully illustrated poem celebrates a young child's summ...
      Author: Giovanni, Nikki GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Langston Hughes: American Poet
      This is a reissue of a picture book biography of Langston Hughes (originall...
      Author: Walker, Alice GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Langston's Train Ride
      This easy-reading picture book focuses on one episode from Langston Hughes'...
      Author: Burleigh, Robert GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Library for Juana, A
      This beautifully illustrated imaginative biography (little is known) focuse...
      Author: Mora, Pat GED Descriptors: social studies
    Life Doesn't Frighten Me
      In this single poem, Angelou celebrates courage to face internal and extern...
      Author: Angelou, Maya GED Descriptors:
    Locomotion
      Lonnie, a.k.a. Locomotion, is encouraged by his teacher Ms. Marcus to write...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
    Miss Crandall's School
      In innovative sonnet form, the authors tell the story of Prudence Crandall ...
      Author: Alexander, Elizabeth & Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Mississippi Mud: Three Prairie Journals
      Three pioneer children recount their trip across the prairie in a series of...
      Author: Turner, Ann GED Descriptors: social studies
    More Spice Than Sugar: Poems about Feisty Females
      All the poems in this collection are about women and girls, some famous and...
      Author: Morrison, Lillian (comp.) GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    My Own True Name
      This partially bilingual collection of uniformly thoughtful and accessible ...
      Author: Mora, Pat GED Descriptors:
    My People
      Beautiful sepia-tone photographs illustrate Langston Hughes' poem "My Peopl...
      Author: Hughes, Langston GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | social studies
    Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa
      Shonto Begay's artwork has been celebrated throughout the southwestern U.S....
      Author: Begay, Shonto GED Descriptors:
    Negro Speaks of Rivers, The
      E.B.Lewis depicts Langston Hughes' poem through beautful watercolor illustr...
      Author: Hughes, Langston GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Now Sheba Sings the Song
      This book consists of one long poem and dozens of sketches of African-Ameri...
      Author: Angelou, Maya GED Descriptors:
    O Jerusalem
      This book is a tribute to Jerusalem in honor of its 3000th year. Each poem...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors:
    On the Wings of Peace
      This is a collection of illustrations and various types of text, all provid...
      Author: Hamanaka, Sheila (comp.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Once Upon a Poem: Favorite Poems that Tell Stories
      About a dozen narrative poems are included in this collection. Some will wo...
      Author: Crossley-Holland, Kevin (compiler) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Once Upon Ice
      The author and 16 other poets respond in a variety of poetic forms to beaut...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Other Side, The
      Spurred by a letter from her grandmother saying that "they're pulling Short...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Out of the Dust
      Set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years of the Depression, this powerful...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Paul Revere's Ride
      Longfellow's famous poem tells the story of Revere's call to arms to his co...
      Author: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth GED Descriptors: social studies
    Peace, Locomotion
      This book is a collection of the letters and poems Lonnie, hero of the book...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors: language arts - writing
    Poem of Her Own, A
      A chronological collection of poems written by 25 American women poets from...
      Author: Clinton, Catherine, ed. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
      This true story of 19th Century Cuban poet Juan Francisco Manzano, who was ...
      Author: Engle, Margarita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay
      Beautifully illustrated collection of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry. Th...
      Author: Francis Schoonmaker GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Relatively Speaking
      Centered around a family reunion, a boy speaks about his older brother, his...
      Author: Fletcher, Ralph GED Descriptors:
    Remember the Bridge
      Illustrated by prints and black-and-white photographs and bracketed by two ...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sacred Places
      This collection of 12 poems and accompanying paintings celebrates 12 holy a...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Science Verse
      Repeating the success of Math Curse, the author and illustrator de...
      Author: Scieszka, John GED Descriptors: science
    Shaker Hearts
      A series of poems--Shaker mottos--are accompanied by lovely paintings by We...
      Author: Turner, Ann GED Descriptors:
    Shimmy, Shimmy, Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
      Noted author Nikki Giovanni has selected and comments on poems by some of t...
      Author: Giovanni, Nikki GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Snow Toward Evening
      In this book 13 poets and the landscape painter Thomas Locker combine to in...
      Author: Frank, Josette (Editor) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Something Permanent
      Walker Evans' photographs of southern United States during the Depression y...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Song of Hiawatha, The
      Excerpts from the long poem have been selected to tell the story of Hiawath...
      Author: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Song of the Water Boatman
      Employing varied poetic forms and beautiful woodcut illustrations, the book...
      Author: Sidman, Joyce GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | science
    Song Shoots Out of My Mouth, The
      This is an exciting collection of vibrantly illustrated poetry about music-...
      Author: Adoff, Jaime GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Soul Looks Back in Wonder, The
      This lavishly illustrated book is a collection of 13 poems by African Ameri...
      Author: Feelings, Tom GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Spirit Walker
      This stunningly illustrated book of poetry celebrates a physical relationsh...
      Author: Wood, Nancy GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Spring Thaw
      In this deceptively simple and beautifully illustrated book, the sights and...
      Author: Schnur, Steven GED Descriptors:
    Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic
      Description of spring using acrostic poetry and in alphabetical order. Thi...
      Author: Schnur, Steven GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Star Walk
      Simon explains in the introduction that the excerpts of famous poems select...
      Author: Simon, Seymour GED Descriptors: science
    Stone Bench in an Empty Park
      This is a concise introduction to classic and modern haiku poetry with love...
      Author: Paul B. Janeczko GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic
      Description of summer using acrostic poetry and told in alphabetical order....
      Author: Schnur, Steven GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Swan Song
      The poet and artist collaborated to create poetic, humorous post-mortems fo...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors: science
    Sweet Corn
      The poet writes mostly of summer things and illustrates with black pen and ...
      Author: Stevenson, James GED Descriptors:
    Tai Chi Morning: Snapshots of China
      The travel journal and poems of the author and the travel sketches of the i...
      Author: Grimes, Nikki GED Descriptors:
    This Is the Dream
      Accessible poetry and vivid illustrations portray the dreams and accomplish...
      Author: Shore, Diane & Alexander, Jessica GED Descriptors: social studies
    To Go Singing Through the World
      The childhood of one of Chile's most famous poets is told through a juxtapo...
      Author: Ray, Deborah Kogan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Tree Is Older Than You Are, The
      In the introduction to this bilingual anthology of Mexican poems, stories, ...
      Author: Nye, Naomi (comp.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Twilight Comes Twice
      The author describes in poetic prose the transition from dusk to night and ...
      Author: Fletcher, Ralph GED Descriptors:
    Vherses: A Celebration of Outstanding Women
      Beautiful woodcuts and brief biographical paragraphs accompany poems about ...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors: social studies
    Voice of Her Own, A
      This biography of Phillis Wheatley, a American Revolution era slave who bec...
      Author: Lasky, Kathryn GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    Voices from the Fields
      Photographs, poems, and interviews capture glimpses of life for today's mig...
      Author: Atkin, S. Beth GED Descriptors: social studies
    Walt Whitman: Words for America
      This biography of Walt Whitman extends our knowledge of the poet, both in h...
      Author: Kerley, Barbara GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    War and the Pity of War
      This large collection of powerful poems and very moving illustrations on wa...
      Author: Philip, Neil GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Water Dance
      Told in a first-person poetic narrative with illustrations that elicit emot...
      Author: Locker, Thomas GED Descriptors: science
    Way a Door Closes, The
      Told in a poetry format, a teenage boy describes his reaction to his father...
      Author: Smith, Hope Anita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Way to Start the Day, The
      This is a hard book to categorize. The simple text is written like blank ve...
      Author: Baylor, Bryd GED Descriptors: social studies
    Welcome to the World
      This poetry book also includes stunning photos from all over the world, fro...
      Author: Siegen-Smith, Nikki (compiled by) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Whales, The
      Part poem and part science lesson, this easy-to-read picture book "celebrat...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors: science | language arts - reading
    Where the Buffalo Roam
      An expanded version of the words to the song "Home on the Range" and waterc...
      Author: Geis, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
    Why War Is Never A Good Idea
      This beautifully illustrated poetic essay uses images of water and earth to...
      Author: Walker, Alice GED Descriptors: social studies
    Winter
      This beautifully illustrated alphabet picture book presents an acrostic poe...
      Author: Schnur, Steven GED Descriptors: language arts - writing | language arts - reading
    Winter Poems
      This collection features 25 poems about different aspects of winter. Sever...
      Author: Rogasky, Barbara (compiler) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Words with Wings
      This riveting collection of paintings, prints, and sculpture by African-Ame...
      Author: Rochelle, Belinda ed. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Work Song
      Oil illustrations and simple rhyming text depict people doing all kinds of ...
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors: social studies
    World According to Dog, The
      This is a charming collection of the author's poems and short essays about ...
      Author: Sidman, Joyce GED Descriptors:
    Wreath for Emmett Till, A
      Told in a poetic form known as heroic crown sonnets, the thoughtfully illus...
      Author: Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    A Rose is a Rose
      Define simile, metaphor and personification by identifying examples of figu...
      Author: Judy Franks GED Descriptors: Language Arts - Reading
    Introducing Poetry
      Students will recognize that poetry is all around them, will gain a better ...
      Author: Dianna Baycich GED Descriptors: Language Arts Writing
    MTVs Poetry
      Students will use several strategies to analyze mood, tone, speaker, and vo...
      Author: Candy Bettinger GED Descriptors: Language Arts - Reading
    Patterns in Poetry: Images
      Students will recognize the use of images, metaphors, and symbols in poetry...
      Author: Connie Sapin GED Descriptors: Language Arts - Reading
    Patterns in Poetry: Rhythm
      Students will recognize the link between music and poetry, repeating patter...
      Author: Connie Sapin GED Descriptors: Language Arts - Reading
    Patterns in Poetry: Sounds
      Students will practice listening for sounds (phonemic awareness), play with...
      Author: Connie Sapin GED Descriptors: Language Arts - Reading
    Paul Revere's Ride
      Students will recount the circumstances prior to, during and after Paul Rev...
      Author: Mike Smith GED Descriptors: Language Arts - Reading | Social Studies
    Poetry as Oral Performance
      Students will consider poetry text elements and analyze oral expressions in...
      Author: Judy Franks GED Descriptors: Language Arts - Reading
    The Tell-Tale Heart
      Students listen and critically read fictional prose to answer prediction qu...
      Author: Candy Bettinger GED Descriptors: Language Arts Reading


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