During April, National Poetry Month, students can embark on a journey into the world of daily poetry by tuning into PoetryNow, a weekly radio series that features some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets. The four-minuteprograms offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem. In a recent audio, poet Fady Joudah describes a car ride through a national park and observes wildlife, both living and dead. The series is produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and WFMT radio network.
Rena Rosen and her friend Jenny Levin, both educators, co-wrote The Courage to Be Kind, an illustrated children’s book that educates youth about a number of physicaldifferences, including Apert syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Tourette syndrome, alopecia, birthmarks, and dwarfism.
Sesame Street is providing a different kind of lesson with the introduction of its newest Muppet, Julia, who has autism. Julia was first introduced in 2015 as part of an online-only digital storybook called Sesame Street and Autism: See the amazing in all children.