A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.
Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, Newbery Award–winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.
A powerful and impossible-to-ignore pairing of two rising stars: Kwame Alexander, winner of the 2015 Newbery Award for The Crossover and recipient of an NAACP Image Award + Ekua Holmes, winner of a 2016 Caldecott Honor, a 2016 CSK John Steptoe New Talent Award, and a 2015 Siebert Honor for Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement written by Carole Boston Wetherford.
A Preface and Part Openers by Kwame Alexander speak directly to the most receptive audience: Language and Creative Arts teachers and mentors. A perfect entry point for explorations of poetry.
Concluding the book is a section of detailed biographies of the poets celebrated. Poets from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia, the Far East, and Canada are celebrated.