Jane Manning, 2015
Fifteen poems, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, celebrating the many aspects of the library.
I have one poem in this collection: "My Card."
The title of this book of 15 poems will immediately grab the attention of teachers and librarians. All together, the listing of titles in the table of contents forges a lyrical look at what libraries mean to individuals... The final stanza of Cynthia S. Cotten’s “My Card” says it all: “My library card / unlocks the world / and more / with a single / scan.” Amen.
Honoring libraries as places and resources that can inspire joy, learning, and imagination, this is charming all around.