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The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School (grades 6-8), Common Core Edition: Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) Paperback – February 21, 2013
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Sylvia Vardell is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University and has taught courses in literature for young people at various universities since 1981. She has published extensively, including 5 books on children's literature, as well as over 20 book chapters and 100 journal articles. Her work focuses on poetry for young people, including a regular blog, PoetryforChildren, since 2006. She is the regular “Everyday Poetry” columnist for ALA’s Book Links magazine.
Dr. Vardell’s other professional books include: Poetry Aloud Here: Sharing Poetry with Children (2012) and The Poetry Teacher’s Book of Lists (2012).
Janet Wong is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former lawyer who became a poet. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s Paula Zahn Show, and Radical Sabbatical. Her 30 books touch on many subjects, including writing (You Have to Write), recycling (The Dumpster Diver), diversity (Apple Pie 4th of July), cheating (Me and Rolly Maloo), and chess (Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club).
Ms. Wong’s collections include: Declaration of Interdependence: Poems for an Election Year (2012) and Behind the Wheel: Poems about Driving (2000).
Vardell and Wong have collaborated on The Poetry Friday Anthology K-5 Edition and The PoetryTagTime Trio: PoetryTagTime (K-5), P*TAG (for teens), and Gift Tag (holiday poems for K-8). Learn more at www.PomeloBooks.com.