Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright
From walking a dog to watching a sunset to finding a beetle, Richard Wright's haiku puts everyday moments into focus. Now, more than fifty years after they were written, these poems continue to reflect our everyday experiences. Paired with the photo-collage artwork of Nina Crews, Seeing into Tomorrow celebrates the lives of contemporary African American boys and offers an...more
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I really like these haiku poems about nature that kids will get. Wright may have written many, many decades ago, but the concepts are all ones modern kids will still readily identify with. And these are all quite traditional haiku in their subject matter and form. So they are great for modeling haiku poems to kids. This is a super fast read, so it's great for a rea ...more
This short book would be a great introduction to poetry for young people.
Back in the day Richard Wright wrote a lot of haiku. Nina Curtis illustrates those haiku with repeating photos that are assembled into a bigger picture. All of the haikus feature photos of contemporary Black boys, which is great, as photo representations of elementary-school-aged boys tend to be lacking in picture books.
The haiku's are simple (pretty much a given for that format), with fairly obvious meanings, but some are really beautiful; the last one in particular was my favorite.
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Black history month / African American authors.
Getting in tune with yourself and your thoughts through nature poems
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