So much to ponder this glorious day. But before pondering,
Poetry Friday today is hosted by
my pal with the perfect name,
haiku wrangler Robyn Hood Black, at her blog, Life on the Deckle Edge.
Days of Remembrance.
The White Rose resistance of teens against Hitler is on my mind
these days of Remembrance April 16-19.
And I have no book of poems for younger students on The Holocaust
to recommend. (Later in the post the poems from Terezin are mentioned.)
Bully Poems for the youngest?
An illustrated collection of poems about bullies, for the youngest
readers could be a start, if anyone knows such a collection. If not,
perhaps Poetry Friday should originate one. I would imagine subjects
of the poems would be bully-animals in the wild or at home,
top-cat, top-dog pets who scratch and bite the other family feline &
canine members. Perhaps.
Our bully is Ginger, who will not tolerate any other animals.
When the puppy visited
by Jan Godown Annino
Old Ginger cat arches at the door
stares down the
him back out the door
I hope any educator researching for their classroom can
look at award-winning former teacher Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s
HITLER’S YOUTH. This non-fiction 170-page photo-illustrated reference
not only documents what you would expect from the title, but also those
brave German non-Jewish teens who paid with their lives, by creating an underground in Hamburg and other locations.
Artwork & poems of the children and young people
held in the Czech concentration camp
called Terezin are presented with important contextual essays of the
history of the enclave in I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY. It is for
teachers and older students and very ably illuminated at this school site.
It’s National Library Week.
I was able to hug not one, not two, but three favorite librarians recently
at the WordofSouth celebration of books and music. Where, I am proud to say
our StoryFort’s offerings including the sharing of student art submitted to our
regional Holocaust Resource Education Council.My hubby & I attended
other gre8t events, which I will cover here on another day.
Appreciate your family, your friends & your one & only life, this day & every day.