This is the book I've been reading all week.
I want to encourage my teacher and librarian friends everywhere to rush right out and get your own copy. I can practically hear the discussions, the projects, the thoughtful poetry it will inspire!
There are so many memorable moments in the exchanges between these two
poets that it's hard to single out one line, one verse, even one poem. But
there was something about Charles's words in DINNER CONVERSATION, that
really made me smile. Perhaps it was that wink from Grandma.
Irene's poem, APOLOGY, tugged at my heart.
I want to say
but those words are so small for something so big.
If you haven't listened to the podcast, you must! Here's a link to Travis Jonker's excellent interview via his School Library Journal podcast. (You can also find the Teachers' Guide on this site.)
And the Kirkus review= a star!
A word on the paint, pencil and collage illustrations by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko.