The Panther Poets (8 girls and 1 boy- unfortunately due to an unexpected thunderstorm our one boy arrived too late) performed today at our district Multicultural Festival (today was the 31st!). The poetry we presented:
Langston Hughes- Dreams, The Dream Keeper, Dream Dust, Poem, and My People
Eloise Greenfield- Harriet Tubman
Alma Flor Ada- To Poetry
Margarita Engle- Sharing Dreams(Cesar Chavez), Two Languages in the Library (Pura Belpre)
Jane Medina- Me X 2, Yo X
Pimpollo de Canela/Cinnamon Shoot- Traditional Rhyme from Puerto Rico
My Country- Lilith Rodriguez
Liberty- Janet Wong
The girls were all dressed up and they recited beautifully. I was so happy and proud! And the girls glowed with their accomplishment. The parents were so pleased.
All because of poetry.
That’s a celebration.