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Review: Black Girl, Call Home and Then Call Everyone Else You Know After You Read This and Tell Them to Read It

Review: Black Girl, Call Home and Then Call Everyone Else You Know After You Read This and Tell Them to Read It

Posted May 10, 2021 by Richetta in #ownvoices, Book Reviews, poetry

Book Title: Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans Published: March 2021 Honest Confession: It’s been a while since I’ve read a volume of poetry by a single poet. And by a while I probably mean like 15 years. I recently did some professional learning where I listened to the founder of #TeachLiving Poets talk […]

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Poetry Volumes to Explore

Poetry Volumes to Explore

Posted April 29, 2021 by Richetta in Currently Reading, poetry

National Poetry Month is almost over, but poetry is something we should celebrate all year long. I used to just read poems in isolation, but recently I’ve begun to check out poetry volumes.  After watching a session on teaching poetry at the 2020 NCTE Convention by #TeachLivingPoets founder Melissa Alter Smith and APLitHelp.com Educator Susan […]

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Current Read: Black Girl, Call Home

Current Read: Black Girl, Call Home

Posted April 26, 2021 by Richetta in Currently Reading

Today I started reading Jasmine Mans’ poetry book Black Girl, Call Home in celebration of National Poetry Month. I sought her book out at the bookstore after seeing it mentioned repeatedly around the #bookstagram universe. But what got me to purchase it was landing on the poem, “Secrets” when I began to flip through it.  […]

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