A Brief List of YA Poetry Titles
Recommended by Nikki Grimes
Picture Books I See the Rhythm, Toyomi Igus
My Man Blue, NikkiGrimes
Collections Have You Been to the Beach Lately?, Ralph Fletcher
I Am Wings
, RalphFletcher
Behind the Wheel, poems about driving
, Janet Wong
Something Permanent
, Cynthia Rylant
Slow Dance Heart Break Rules
, Arnold Adoff
A Fire in My Hands
, Gary Soto
Step Lightly, Poems for the Journey
, NancyWillard, ed.
My OwnTrue Name
, Pat Mora
, Pat Mora
A Dime a Dozen
, NikkiGrimes
Novels SpoonRiver Anthology, EdgarLee Masters
Soda Jerk
, Cynthia Rylant
Out of the Dust
,Karen Hesse
, Karen Hesse
Stop Pretending
, Sonya Sones
What My Mother Doesn't Know
, Sonya Sones
Stepping Out with Grandma Mac,
Nikki Grimes
Novels Incorporating Poetry That Berries ShouldGrow, Gloria Whelan
Jazmin's Notebook, NikkiGrimes
Bronx Masquerade
, NikkiGrimes
Anthologies IFeel a Little Jumpy AroundYou, Naomi Shihab Nye and Paul Janezcko, eds.
What Have You Lost?,
Naomi Shihab Nye, ed.
The Space BetweenOurFootsteps:Poems &Paintings From the Middle East,
Naomi Shihab Nye, ed.
Family Brown Honey & Broomwheat Tea, Joyce Carol Thomas; Been to Yesterdays, Lee Bennett Hopkins; Nathaniel Talking, Eloise Greenfield; Rainbow Hands, Janet Wong; Daddy Calls Me Man, Angela Johnson; I Am Tall, illus. by Javaka Steptoe; Stepping Out with Grandma Mac and A Dime A Dozen, Nikki Grimes.

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