Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Poem for the Classroom

Back when I was in the sixth grade, my teacher, Mrs. Grimes, required the entire class to memorize a poem each month and then write it out from memory.

I  don't know whether today's teachers would want to require their students to do this but I do have a very good poem for them to share with their classes: I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes; illustrated by Bryan Collier.

Here is a sample: "I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother."

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