Courage in a Poem: Poetry about empowerment

Publisher: Little Tiger

From the very first poem in this inspiring collection, the reader has no choice but to feel happy and positive about themselves. With themes of celebrating heritage to acknowledging struggles, considering nature and believing in yourself, these words are treasures to carry in your heart.

This large format book has beautiful full colour illustrations by four different illustrators. The format lends itself to reading aloud to a child, and poring over the pictures together, and the poems lend themselves to being read aloud as well. Often addressed to ‘you’, they use rhythm and rhyme, repetition and the best words in the best order so as to grip the reader and listener. Deceptively simple in their language and length, these poems will be understood by young children, and easily bear up to rereading and considering.

All the poets have unique voices and life experiences, and their words combine to form a hugely powerful collection.

As Cecilia Knapp says, ‘you hold so much greatness in your palm, so don’t you ever stop.’

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