Children's Poet Laureate

My Song is Beautiful
Poems and Pictures in Many Voices

Little, Brown & Co., 1994.

Mary Ann Hoberman, editor.
Various illustrators.

First-person poems by poets from all over the world celebrate the power of childhood from the perspectives of a rich variety of cultures. Echoing the diversity of the poets' voices, each illustration has been created by a different artist. This unique book speaks to young children who are just beginning to unravel the mystery of what sets them apart and what draws them together. Notes on all the contributors are included.

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My Song is Beautiful: Poems and Pictures in Many Voices

"This outstanding multicultural anthology will introduce young readers to a generous range of artistic and literary styles…[An] eclectic and joyful volume."

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"These 14 poems by distinguished authors celebrate that which is special in all of us. Diverse in style as well as in origin, they include insightful selections ripe for interpretation, as well as humorous verse to make children laugh… A first-rate collection…"

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