I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage

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Fathers and mothers, grandparents, aunties and uncles, neighbors and friends: they have all contributed to the tapestry that is each of us as Americans. They taught us to draw, write, stitch, sing. They told us stories of our ancestors and of lands near and far from which they came. This collection of poems by well-known writers of children’s poetry shines a light on those moments in childhood that helped to shape each of us: the slights we felt, the love shown to us, the struggles with identity, the travels, the foods, the songs, the smells. The poems have a wide variety of forms. Some rhyme, most don’t, some are short, some are long, but all are powerful and steeped in childhood memories. Accompanying the poems are wonderful pieces of art by a number of American artists that enhance and sometimes reflect the poems. This joyful collection was compiled by the late, award-winning poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, who compiled a great many wonderful collections of children’s poetry during his life. This may be one of his best and is perfect for the middle-grade set. This will be a great addition to any library—classroom, school, or personal.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 56 pages
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Publish Date 2019-10-22
ISBN 9781620143117
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Issue January 2020
Category Early Reader


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