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5 Relevant Poems to Spark Classroom Conversations

Posted on April 23, 2024

Take your students to one of the world's largest literary celebrations without leaving the classroom! April is National Poetry Month, and with these five rousing poems from around the globe, you can ignite your students' imaginations and turn National Poetry Month into an international affair.

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Growing Up Asian, Bullying, and a Park Bench

Posted on March 28, 2024

A bench in a Parisian park. By M_Max. License: CC BY 2.0.
“Yes, Sybille, I would like you to back off . . .”
I didn’t allow myself to actually say it. But I really would have preferred it if she just went her own way. I needed to walk alone awhile and think.

In a captivating story in the April 2020 "Children's Literature" issue of Words Without Borders, a boy from Taiwan growing up in France struggles to understand racism.

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