What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Ekua Holmes

h1 February 24th, 2017 by jules


“How to Write a Poem,” celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye,
written by Kwame Alexander

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This week over at Kirkus, I’ve got two French picture book imports on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Kwame Alexander’s, Chris Colderley’s, and Marjory Wentworth’s Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (Candlewick), illustrated by Ekua Holmes and coming to shelves in March. I’m following up today with a couple of spreads from the book (one above and one below).

Enjoy!



 


“Song of Uhuru,” celebrating Okot p’Bitek,
written by Kwame Alexander

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OUT OF WONDER. Text copyright © 2017 by Kwame Alexander. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Ekua Holmes. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Ekua Holmes”

  1. How lovely! I have a feeling that Kwame Alexander is going to be a great resource in introducing to me poets I’ve not heard of — now I want to know who Okot p’Bitek is, and read his or her work!


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