You Just Wait: A Poetry Friday Power Book

You Just Wait: A Poetry Friday Power Book by Sylvia Vardell, Janet Wong 1937057623 9781937057626
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GOAL! YOU JUST WAIT: A Poetry Friday Power Book features twelve PowerPacks that use creative activities to get tweens and teens (Grades 6-12) thinking, drawing, reading, and writing. Heres a story-in-poems about Paz, an Asian-Latina soccer star; Lucesita, her feisty movie-loving cousin; and Joe, an older brother with dreams of the NBA. Resources for readers (as well as teachers and book club leaders) include recommended book lists and websites, writing checklists, talking points and performance tips, and places to publish their own poetry.

What People Are Saying about YOU JUST WAIT:

"Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell have once again broken barriers with their bold, innovative approach to teaching poetry."-Margarita Engle, Young Peoples Poet Laureate

"The perfect invitation for teens to explore text-to-self connections through poetry."-David Bowles, Pura Belpr Honor-winning author of The Smoking Mirror

"Great spirit! Great fun! Lets write!"-Pat Mora, Author of Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love; Founder of Da: Childrens Day, Book Day / El da de los nios, El da de los libros

"Every poem tells a story. Every page invites connection."-Carol Jago, Longtime English teacher and Past President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

The book features the work of the dynamic team of Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, and 12 poets: Margarita Engle, Robyn Hood Black, Jen Bryant, Julie Larios, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, Joseph Bruchac, Avis Harley, Charles Ghigna, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, and Charles Waters.

Vardell and Wong are the creative forces behind The Poetry Friday Anthology series and the Poetry Friday Power Book series. You can learn more about their books at

Books by Vardell and Wong have won numerous awards and accolades, including the ILA Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS), NCTE Poetry Notables, Childrens Poet Laureate Pick of the Month, CBC Hot Off the Press, and NSTA Recommends.

Author: Sylvia Vardell, Janet Wong

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 134

Publisher: Pomelo Books

Publication Date: 2016-09-08

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