Listening to these poems written in the style of beloved poets and inspired by their lives will bring out smiles. Ron Butler reads the poems written by Kwame Alexander; MacLeod Andrews, the ones written by Chris Colderley; and Erin Bennett, the ones written by Marjory Wentworth. Butler especially connects with the selections he narrates, and his delivery exudes the joy that Alexander infuses into poems celebrating Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Gwendolyn Brooks, and more. Background music enlivens the production but sometimes overpowers the narration, making the listener strain to hear the words. For young listeners who want to learn more, biographies of the poets conclude the program. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2018]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2018
CD ISBN 9781974900060 $14.99 Two CDs
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