Below are selected books of poetry and books written in free verse for the classroom with a multicultural, social justice focus. Also included are books for children about poets.
Cultural Expressions: Spoken Connections and Poetry , an Afro-Puerto Rican workshop with free resources for middle and high school students.
Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice, best book on teaching poetry, edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson of Rethinking Schools.
Feedback on these lists and suggestions for additional titles are welcome. Most of the books on these lists are linked for more information or purchase to Powells, an independent, union labor bookstore. Titles with reviews on this site are noted with an asterisk(*).