Friday, June 29, 2007


Sorry this Poetry Friday Post is late!
But here it is:

A fun new poetry book that I found at Cover to Cover last week when we visited with Lisa Yee. I am looking for anthologies for my classrooms--books kids can study and think about how collections go together.

POEMS IN BLACK AND WHITE by Kate Miller is unique in that all of the poems are about things that are black and white. The illustrations, of course, are black and white. The variety of topics makes it fun--First Steps (baby's first footprints), A Fly in February, The Cow, Bowling, Tic-Tac-Toe, and more. It is an anthology with good variety in the way the poems are written, their tones, and the topics.


  1. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Ooh, this looks great. Thanks. I'll going to hunt down a copy.

  2. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Thank you, Franki and Mary Lee, for highlighting my book (Poems in Black and White)in your recent Poetry Friday posting. It's always a pleasant surprise to stumble upon the title while surfing the Net! I have appreciated the favorable reviews in the professional journals, but there's something even more rewarding about getting positive feedback from real, down-to-earth people, especially teachers. Also, it's encouraging to know that there are individuals making significant efforts to bring the poetry of new, lesser-known poets into the classroom. You made my day---keep up the good work! Kate Miller


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