April is National Poetry Month, and here at the Butler Center we’re looking forward to celebrating at the April 20 Butler Book Banter (B3) with a Poetry Open Call. Bring your favorite book of poetry for youth (ages 0-18; backlist or new; Myra Cohn Livingston, Jack Prelutsky, and everything in between; or books about poetry or poets) and share it with the group.
We’ll share some of our favorites too, from our examination collection as well as our historical collections, including the following:
Bronzeville Boys and Girls by Gwendolyn Brooks, illus. by Faith Ringgold (HarperCollins/Amistad, 2007) from the Effie Lee Morris Collection
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, 2016)
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton (Dial, 2015)
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Rick Allen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)
Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann (Greenwillow, 2014)
We’ll meet Wednesday, April 20 from 6-7 p.m. and refreshments will be served (no poisoned apples, we promise). No need to RSVP, although if you’d like to tell us you’re coming please do at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!