Poems of Gratitude
How do you give thanks?
Gratitude isn’t something we need to save up for a special holiday. What are you grateful for right now, today?
This anthology brings together a diverse group of poets who express gratitude for everything from a puppy to hot cocoa to the sky itself. Each writer uses a different poetic form, and readers will encounter a concrete poem, a sonnet, a pantoum, a sijo, and much more.
Contributors include Kimberly Blaeser, Sun Yung Shin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, Janice Scully, Jane Yolen, Traci Sorell, JaNay Brown-Wood, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Margarita Engle, and more. Stunning illustrations from Marlena Myles invite close examination, making this a collection to return to and savor again and again.
A portion of the proceeds from this anthology will be donated to We Need Diverse Books.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
Author: Miranda Paul
Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including One Plastic Bag and Boston Globe–Horn Book Honoree Nine Months Before a Baby Is Born. Miranda is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and serves as its mentorship chair. Learn more at mirandapaul.com.
Illustrator: Marlena Myles
Marlena Myles is a Native American graphic designer and fine artist who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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“[A] thoughtful resource for poetry students and teachers.”—Publishers Weekly
“[T]his attractive and accessible collection should be popular with browsers and useful for creative writing classes.”—Booklist
“Lovely lyric lessons in appreciating the ordinary.”—Kirkus Reviews