The Classroom Bookshelf
Inside The Classroom Bookshelf

Connecting the Past and Present through Poetry: Teaching Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance

Children’s Literature Legacy Award Winner Nikki Grimes builds powerful connections between the past and present in her anthology featuring women poets of the Harlem Renaissance and her accompanying innovations on these poems. Use the poem pairings of this thought-provoking book across the school year to highlight the voices and experiences of Black women and girls or dive into the collection as a whole; either approach yields important insights into the human experience and forefronts the boundaries imposed by racism and sexism.

Celebrating National Poetry Month From Home

Celebrate National Poetry Month with students from home with a variety of teaching and learning ideas that focus on reading, writing, and sharing poems as a source of comfort and joy.