April Events!

National Poetry Month
School Library Media Month
1 - April Fool’s Day
1 - 3 - WonderCon 2010 - San Francisco, CA
7 - 10 - National Association of Elementary School Principals National Convention and Exposition - Tampa, FL
9 - Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Birthday (b. 1964) - About the Author
11 - Sharon Draper’s Birthday (b. 1952) - About the Author
12 - Gary Soto’s Birthday (b. 1952) - About the Author
12 - Beverly Cleary’s Birthday (b. 1916) - About the Author
12 - D.E.A.R. Day - National Drop Everything and Read Day
11 - 17 - National Library Week
13 - National Library Workers Day
15 - Support Teen Literature Day
21 - Barbara Park’s Birthday (b. 1949) - About the Author
22 - Earth Day
25 - 28 - Council for Exceptional Children 2011 Convention & Expo - National Harbor, MD
27 - Coretta Scott King’s Birthday (b. 1927) - (d. January 30, 2006) - About CSK
28 - Terry Pratchett’s Birthday (b. 1948) - About the Author
29 - Arbor Day
29 - El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
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April is National Poetry Month

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Teen Poet Wiki--Express yourself freely in words and find new ways to do it!
American Life in Poetry--American Life in Poetry is a free weekly column for newspapers and online publications featuring a poem by a contemporary American poet and a brief introduction to the poem by Ted Kooser.

Academy of American Poets--Lots and lots of info here!

180 days of poetry--A poem a day for American high schools

America's Favorite Poem Project--The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives. Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997.

Poem Hunter--A search-engine for poems. The database contains 310,931 poems from 24,752 poets.. 124,601 Songs.. 10,145 Artists.. 64,870 Quotations..

Representative Poetry--Poems organized through an index. This can be searched in various ways! Excellent site!


Remember Earth Day too!

World Wild Life Earth Day Info