April is National Poetry Month, a celebration that was introduced two decades ago by the Academy of American Poets as a means to increase awareness and enhance a deeper appreciation of poetry in America and Canada. Poets.org is a good resource to learn about local poetry events.
My wife and I gave our eight-year-old daughter a copy of Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends: 40-year Edition. She loves it. Seeing her gap-toothed grin made me smile as wide as the halls are long at her elementary school.
Books matter and a school library must always be seen as the foundation for a school and for one’s learning experience.
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