With the Poetry Foundation’sfree POETRY mobile app for iOS and Android devices, users can take hundreds of poems by classic and contemporary poets with them wherever they go. From William Shakespeare to César Vallejo to Heather McHugh, the Poetry Foundation’s app turns a smartphone into a mobile poetry library: users can search for old favorites with memorable lines; shake the phone to discover new poems to fit any mood; and save favorite poems to read and share later—through Facebook, Twitter, or email.
Devon Scott and Samantha Harris, two class of 2021 medical students in Southern California, have created a book, entitled Why We Stay Home, to help children understand why their worlds have changed dramatically in the last few months and why it has been important to stay home during that time.
Finding the right words to discuss race and racism with children can be challenging, but images can help. An article written by members of the Youth and Families team in the Art Institute of Chicago offers ideas about how to use picture books and artworks to talk about race and affirm children’s identities.
Behind My Mask / Detras de me cubrebocasis a pedagogical tool to engage bilingual youth in conversations around identity and emotions amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Written in English and Spanish, the book includes reflective activities about emotions and promotes the use of masks.