REVIEW: The Death of the Hat

Today’s book review comes to us from YA Nonfiction Round 2 judge Adrienne Gillespie of the blog Books and Bassets (don’t miss the cute photos!). A 4th grade teacher and former librarian from Portland, OR, Adrienne reviewed Poetry nominee The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Chris Raschka. This collection of poems ranges from Basho to Wordsworth and everything in between. In her review, Adrienne said:

“The book would be useful in any classroom. Kids could write about an object, or create a history of themselves through objects, whether in poetry or in prose.”

Read the full review here.