" Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction for Youth 2017 (Booklist) " Christopher said.
" This is the ultimate mentor text. Not only is it a tribute to some amazing poets, but the style of each poem embodies the poet to whom is being paid tribute. You can be sure I will be pulling this book out during Poetry Month. " Beth said.
" The poetry that honors fellow poets is beautiful but I'm beyond amazed by the artwork. Holmes collage style is stunning. Her color choices tie them together but each one is uniquely connected to the poem it shares the page with. Breathtaking and very much a Caldecott contender in my mind. " Mary Librarian said.
" I love the idea of poets writing poetry inspired by other poets. Beautiful illustrations and diverse selection of mentor poets. Would have loved to see poems from the mentor poet side by side with the new inspired poems by the authors. " Aliza Werner said.
" Spectacular.This book will win awards. And it will be deserved. A much-needed addition to poetry collections for schools and libraries. " Angela said.
" I didn't really read this book today...I read it months ago when I wrote the teachers' guide! But I heard Kwame Alexander and illustrator Ekua Holmes speak at ALA and got an arc, so now it seems real enough to talk about.20 poems (written by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth) celebrate the influence of 20 different poets from Rumi to Billy Collins to Emily Dickinson to Langston Hughes to Walter Dean Myers. GORGEOUS illustrations by Ekua Holmes.You will want this book. " Mary Lee said.
" One of the most extraordinary poetry picture books I have ever encountered. The poems are incredible but the illustrations! Astonishingly beautiful and powerful! Any teacher, librarian, parent, bookseller or book lover who follows my reviews or who just stumbled across this one-trust me and obtain this title as soon as you can. It will be like no other book in its category you have ever seen. " Laura Harrison said.