REVIEW: The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

I have to admit, I was drawn to the title of this book right away–I attended Emerson Elementary (AN Emerson Elementary, anyway!). The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan is today’s featured finalist in the Poetry category. The review was written by blogger Katharine Manning, a Round 2 Poetry judge as well as a mom, reader, and middle grade writer. On her blog Kid Book List, she wrote:

“What a wonderful way to introduce kids to poetry! This lovely novel in verse tells the story of the final year of an elementary school that is being closed. It is told, astoundingly, by eighteen narrators, and all in various poetic forms…”

Click here to read the full review.