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Apprenticed to Justice by Kimberly Blaeser
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bookshelves: poetry, indigenous-native, wisconsin, diversity-on-the-shelf-2016, ownvoices2016

This is a nice collection of poems that seem to be mostly about family connections and nature. She calls her nature poems ecopoetry because it speaks to a responsibility for that nature. (Here's an interview where she explains that terminology http://www.versewisconsin.org/Issue10...)

I really appreciated A Boxer Grandfather since I had recently been visiting with my grandfather. What she does so beautifully is create vivid images. I can see what she the scenes she writes.

I'm excited to share this with our 5th graders and their teachers because though it isn't written for children, there are several poems - about tadpoles, a snowman, a train, and a WI woman - that would be perfect for them.

In the poem Who Talks Politics (for Heredia Peltz), Blaeser honors a woman who taught in Milwaukee and was memorialized by a 7th grade English class. She was a woman who fought against injustice and made history in WI.

It's exciting to be able to read poetry with local connections by our own WI poet laureate. I want to share that excitement with our students.
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June 21, 2016 – Shelved
June 21, 2016 – Shelved as: poetry
June 21, 2016 – Shelved as: indigenous-native
June 21, 2016 – Shelved as: wisconsin
June 21, 2016 – Shelved as: diversity-on-the-shelf-2016
June 21, 2016 – Shelved as: ownvoices2016
June 21, 2016 – Finished Reading

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