I was reading a post Franki wrote about a new free-verse poetry novel, 42 Miles. After reading about it, I went on to Amazon and purchased a copy through the Strand Bookstore. I’m excited about this book since it’ll likely be another mentor text of free-verse poetry that I can place in front of my students who yearn to write better free-verse poetry. Here’s my growing list of free-verse poetry/novels in verse list:
Karen Hesse has a couple too, like Witness and Out of the Dust, but they feel a little too mature for me to use with my fourth grade students.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.