Diverse Poetry Books to Celebrate National Poetry Month

April has been a busy month indeed! Did you read my post on celebrating Diverse KidLit on Earth Day? How about the post on Children’s Books for Autism Awareness Month?  Well, this month we also celebrate National Poetry Month, an event that started back in April 1996 when it was launched by the Academy of American Poets!

Today I have a great line-up of diverse and multicultural children’s poetry books.   We’ll get started with this post that I wrote a while back on African-American Poetry for Kids featuring poetry books on Harriet Tubman, Hip Hop Speaks to Children, and My People.

In keeping with the celebrations, April 16 is also National Library Day.   Libraries across the country are sharing diverse children’s poetry book lists, such as this one from Los Angeles Public Library  21st Century Kids: Embrace Diversity Through Poetry  and the Denver Public Library has this carefully curated list that features Korean, Thai poetry, and more on Must-Read Children’s Poetry Books

From Brightly,  Colorful Poetry: 22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids that includes beautiful picture books of Native Americans, African Americans, and Japanese for children ages 4 to 12+.

Follow the RecipeThe Earth Under Sky Bear’s FeetFeel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing

We Are Teachers has this massive list of 40 Essential Poetry Books for Kids in Grades Pre-K–12 here you’ll find children’s books for any age and grade.   Finally, Rebekah Gienapp never fails to share a compilation of diverse children’s books:  11 Diverse Poetry Books for Kids

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

I hope you enjoy the days ahead

reading these diverse books list that I rounded up for you.

Happy National Poetry Month!
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