Monday, August 4, 2008
An Oldie but Goodie
I'm still in the middle of reading this and I'm really enjoying it but it's the type of book I like to read in between other books. Each chapter is about a female poet and the biography parts are really interesting. There are also 2 poems by each artist and they are accessible and sassy.
I'm embarrassed to say that I'd never read this book! I know, I know, inexcusable for and English teacher.
I saw the book at my niece's and asked her if I could borrow it. My two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter is visiting so I started reading it out loud to her (She's a bit young for it and didn't understand all of it but she loved the pictures.) and had tears in my voice before the end of the first chapter. Kylie said, "Grandma, are you sad?"
I finished it this afternoon while she was watching a Maisy video and put it back on the bookshelf. After her movie was over she took it back out and spent about a half hour going through it enjoying the pictures all over again.
Now I understand why it's a classic! We should all have a little of Anne's spirit in us.