Monday, April 8, 2019

Seeing Into Tomorrow by Richard Wright

2018 Cybils Poetry Nominee

12 haiku capture moments in a boy's life.

Thoughts: Haiku is one of my favorite forms of poetry. Seeing Into Tomorrow is visually stunning and I love the haiku. I think they capture perfectly what a child would wonder about. The information about haiku, the biography of Richard Wright, and the invitation to write your own haiku is useful for readers who want to know more and want to write haiku. Seeing Into Tomorrow, like a few other haiku collections for children, would be a great introduction to haiku as a poetic form. My favorite poems are "So insistently" and "The clouds are smiling."

(Biography and Illustrations by Nina Crews. Millbrook Press, 2018)

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