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Scoring a goal against your own team. Copying a classmate's schoolwork. Accepting a dare to jump down the stairs . . . and getting hurt.

This engrossing poetry anthology explores making mistakes and learning from them. Twenty brave poets―Linda Sue Park, Margarita Engle, Allan Wolf, David Elliott, Matt Forrest Esenwine, Lacresha Berry, George Ella Lyon, Jaime Adoff,Vikram Madan, Kim Rogers, Douglas Florian,Tabatha Yeatts, Jorge Argueta,Jane Yolen, Charles Waters, JaNay Brown-Wood, Irene Latham, April Halprin Wayland,Darren Sardelli, and Naomi Shihab Nye―share real-life mistakes they made as young people . . . and what happened next. Edited by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, with brilliantly evocative illustrations by Mercè López, this is a book for all who are growing and discovering and still figuring out who we are. (Which is to say . . . all of us!)

Coming: October 1st, 2024

The Mistakes That Made Us: Confessions from Twenty Poets

Selected by Irene Latham & Charles Waters

Illustrated by Merc Lopez

Carolrhoda Books ®

ISBN-10 : 1728492106

ISBN-13 : 9781728492100


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