Monday, April 24, 2017

NPM 2017: The Letter V - Verse Novels

My book spine poem for NPM 2017:

She walks in beauty
A jar of tiny stars
Awakening the heart
Opening a door
House of light 
Pass the poetry, please!

Continuing my alphabetic stroll
through National Poetry Month 
with the first of two posts on 
the letter V . . . 

My top five verse novels listed in the order I read them:
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes

Five verse novels I want to read:
American Ace by Marilyn Nelson
Catching a Storyfish by Janice Harrington
Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

Please mention your favorite verse novels when you leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Verse novels are becoming more and more prolific, aren't they? I've read each one of these, will press you to read Laura Shovan's The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, and to look at those by Jeannine Atkins, Helen Frost and Margarita Engle. I know you need more on the list (ha!). Thanks for your list, Ramona. I liked Garvey's Choice very much and enjoyed some of the others.