MISD Middle School Library

A Virtual Library for All Your Distance Learning Needs-Vol.3

April is National Poetry Month! This week's edition salutes our love of poetry! Whether you read it, write it, or just appreciate those that do, we hope to inspire you this week. Check out our resources below and get connected to your inner poet.

Book Recommendations

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhhà Lai

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Cast Away: Poems For Our Time by Naomi Shihab Nye

Acclaimed poet and Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to those less fortunate, in this collection of more than eighty original and never-before-published poems.

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems by David Bowles

A collection of poems about Güero, a mischievous 7th grader, who writes poetry to cope with life at the U.S. and Mexican border. Check out author, David Bowles, introducing you to Guero and some of his humorous and sometimes sensitive family and middle school experiences.

Book Resources

These books have been selected by each company and have not been reviewed, selected or endorsed by Mansfield ISD. Parents are ultimately responsible for selecting books for their child/children.


Activities and More!!!! Capstone Library has interactive books that will keep you busy with fun activities. http://mycapstonelibrary.com

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Abdo Digital Book Shelf

The Abdo Digital Book Shelf features a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.


Discover your next great read with these book lists!

Authors of Great Poetry

Alexander reads an excerpt from The Crossover
Joaquin Zihuatanejo - "Final Exam For My Father" @WANPOETRY
“Night Before First Day of School” from The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo Live Performance

Writing Your Own Poetry

Craft Inspiration

how to make a zine
Typewriter Rodeo writes poems on the spot
How to Demonstrate Engineering Principles | Science Projects
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