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Poetry for Children
Module 5

Multicultural poetry

Developing children's appreciation for poetry means including diverse voices and experiences, too. Look for outstanding poets who are also:

*African American
*Hispanic or Latino American
*Asian (Pacific) American
*Native American
*or not even American at all, but are international voices

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For wonderful examples of poetry reflecting a variety of cultural experiences, share the collections gathered by Naomi Shihab Nye, including:

*This Same Sky (global)
*The Tree Is Older Than You Are (Mexican)
*The Space Between Our Footsteps (Middle Eastern)

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