Interested in poetry? Not sure where to start? Love books but think poetry is not your thing? Check out the novel in verse. This form of poetry merges the traditional story you find in a novel with poetry. It brings the best of both worlds…story and poems…together by using poems to tell the story. Great novels in verse are:
- Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
- Crossover by Kwame Alexander
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Want to explore poetry more? Want to learn about the many faces of poetry such as odes, haikus, lyrical poems, ballads, acrostic? Check out these online resources:
- Young Writers: Poetry Glossary – This section of the site defines and gives examples of the different forms of poetry.
- Poetry Foundation: Children’s Poetry – This site has poetry resources, videos, and information about author and poets.
For a sneak peek at Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes check out this fan-made book trailer: