Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong have done it again! This time, their Poetry Friday Anthology is focused on science, and there’s a K‑5 edition as well as individual grade-level student editions–illustrated! These books are fantastic, and I’m proud to have a number of poems in this set, and here’s one. I’m realizing as I read this that a really common theme in my nonfiction writing (including fact-based poetry) is how many different uses/roles one thing can have.
What Can You Make from Carbon?
Makes drawings and fire
Makes words that inspire
Makes drill bits and rings
Makes all living things
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
And here I am reading this poem.
?Kara at Rogue Anthropologist (love that name) has the Poetry Friday Roundup today. Enjoy!