Friday, December 26, 2008

She's All That! Poems About Girls
Selected by Belinda Hollyer

Illustrated by Susan Hellard.
Published in 2006. 128 pages.

Why I read this book: This anthology was a 2007-2008 Beehive Award Nominee in Children's Poetry.

From Hollyer's introduction:

If you asked 100 young women what being a girl is all about, you'd probably get 100 different answers. ... The girls in these poems are all that - and so are you. Whatever interests you most in your life, there's a poem in this book that will speak directly to you.

Among the poets included in the book: Ogden Nash, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Jack Prelutsky, Alice Walker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Judith Viorst.

Two of my favorite poems: "What Are Little Girls ..." by Adrian Henri and "Poem for Two Voices" by Carol Diggory Shields.

(By the way, this was book six of my dream to read a book-a-day to the end of the year. I'm officially eight books behind.)


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