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Thursday, April 4, 2013
April is Poetry Month
Celebrate April is Poetry Month by checking one of our many poetry books. Think this means Shakespeare, Poe, or Dickinson? Think again! We have several novels written in verse (meaning the story is made up of several poems linked together) by current authors that deal with current topics and current interests. All month long, we'll be featuring a display highlighting such books. Including:
In Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall, by Wendy Mass, Tessa discovers the afterlife is nothing like what she expected. And of course there's a handsome boy mixed in. In I Heart You, You Haunt Me, by Lisa Schroeder, Ava feels responsible for Jackson's untimely demise. But is his ghost really haunting her, or is it just her overwhelming guilt? In Sold, by Patricia McCormick, Lakshmi, a young woman living in Nepal, must do the unthinkable to help support her financially-struggling family. And in Crank, by Ellen Hopkins, former good girl Kristina is introduced to the dark world of drug addiction...and her life spirals downward.
And there are several more just like these to be found throughout the Teen Area. Just look for the yellow "poetry" spine labels. Need more suggestions? Ask the librarian on duty. --AJB