Academic journal article Language Arts

Jumping off Library Shelves: A Book of Poems

Academic journal article Language Arts

Jumping off Library Shelves: A Book of Poems

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Jumping OffLibrary Shelves: A Book of Poems Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins Illustrated by Jane Manning Wordsong, 2015, 32 pp., ISBN 978-1-59078-924-7

Noted poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins's newest compilation of poetry is a library lovers' dream and a celebration of the diverse experiences readers have stepping into books and literature collections. Each poem honors the wonder of books and reading as well as the special, magical places that can frame these experiences. A robust mix of well-received and new poems composes the collection. Nikki Grimes writes of the "sweet kingdom of story" that awaits her through the double doors of the library, and J. Patrick Lewis dreams of wandering the world by computer in his poem titled "Internet Explorer. …

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