Happy National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! I love when literary elements are recognized, so to celebrate, here is one of my favorite poems:

I’ve always been a big Shel Silverstein fan; his writing is timeless, and carries on for people of all ages. This poem is simple and sweet, and will always hold an important message for me.

Another way to celebrate: She’s The First is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors girl’s education in the developing world, helping provide them with the resources to be the first in their families to graduate. Their group believes that “the best way to fight poverty and extremism is to educate and empower women and girls.”

In honor of National Poetry Month, She’s The First created a poetry anthology through a writing contest, asking girls from around the world to script verses based on this prompt: If the world were your classroom, what would you teach a girl? Entries were chosen to be published in a paperback anthology, and all the proceeds go to She’s The First to sponsor girl’s education in Ethiopia, Nepal, Kenya, India, Guatemala, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Order your copy for $15.00.

This past week was also National Library Week, so be sure to thank your librarian. :)

“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
Lemony Snicket

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