All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
April is National Poetry Month, but here's a way to enjoy poetry year-round. Collections of poetry, entire stories told through poems, books about the impact of poetry on teen lives - there is something for everyone. Try one or several of the books below. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to write your own poem.
Click here to check out poems by other Kansas City teens.
Books of Poetry
Call number area: 811
Falling Hard: 100 love poems by teenagers edited by Betsy Franco
How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson/ illustrated by Hadley Hooper
The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur
Novels in Verse
Freakboy by Kristen Elizabeth Clark
Nix Minus One by Jill MacLean
October Mourning: A song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
Authors of Multiple Novels in Verse
Novels about Poetry
You Don’t Even Know Me: Stories and poems about boys by Sharon G. Flake
Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott
The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finney Frock
Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder