Happy Poetry Friday, friends! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I had a lovely World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, reading to and chatting with students in 5 states and 1 Canadian province. It was fun to share Oskar’s Voyage with them–and if you missed that, there’s an opportunity for a more in-depth Zoom below!
Now, onto this week’s poem. While I was at NCTE last November, I got to hear Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond give a lovely talk about her book Blue (gorgeously illustrated by Daniel Minter), which won the 2023 Orbis Pictus Award. I finally read the book recently, and it’s wonderful!
I decided to write a poetryaction. I probably chose Lake Superior as my topic because I’m immersed in Oskar’s Voyage stuff right now! But the big lake is really one of my favorite blue things :>D (You can see all my poetryactions here.)
That’s it for me this week. For tons of fantastic poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with passionate poet and educator Carol at Beyond Literacy Link.