Enjoy these adorable pictures of second-graders from Anna Yates Elementary School in Emeryville, Calif., reading at nearby Barnes & Noble on 6/1/11 from their new poetry anthology, "Journey to the World." I edited the book; publication was funded by environmental consultants Weiss Associates.
I taught these students poetry-writing weekly as a volunteer for two school years, second and third grade, with their fabulous teacher Emily Brunick (looking very pregnant in these shots) often writing poems along with the kids. I started every class saying, "Hi, poets!" I'm hoping they continue to think of themselves as poets for many years to come.
Get the book on Amazon: all proceeds benefit student activities - such as the camping trip the following year by these students, many of whom had never spent time in nature. http://www.amazon.com/Journey-World-Second-Graders-Elementary-School/dp/0578081989