Book Description

Just People & Paper/Pen/Poem, photographs Ken Appelt, Absey & Co., 1997.

Selected as a “Best Book for Young Adults,”by the American Library Association, this book is two-in-one. The first section is a collection of verse, illustrated with black and white photographs by the author’s husband. The second section consists of the author’s anecdotes about what inspired her to write each poem, followed by a list of “invitations”to young writers. Combined, the two make a powerful handbook for teenage readers and writers who are looking for their own voices.