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Poetry for Kids

Maya Angelou: Words Can Change the World

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 08.03.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

It was pouring rain when I entered Catherine Carter Blackwell Institute last week. As usual, the elementary school, in one of the most impoverished a...

WATCH: Spoken Word Poems That Will Make Kids Think

Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents

Many moms could relate to spoken word poet Hollie McNish's anthem for women who breastfeed in public -- a YouTube tour de force that went viral earlie...

Poetry For Kids: It Doesn't Need To Be Sweet

Slate Magazine | Robert Pinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the most bodily of literary forms, poetry appeals to children. It also has a certain appeal for adults who read to children. For one thing, good wr...