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Poetry: The Language of the Soul

Now that all the April Fool's Day pranks have been played (and hopefully put to rest for another year), it is a pleasure to announce that the rest of April is loaded with other wonderful occasions, including National Poetry Month.

The idea, which has been in practice since 1996, is to gather poets and poetry together with parents, librarians, students, teachers, and families to increase awareness of and bring attention to this artful form of expression. Celebrate throughout the month by putting a poem in your pocket, memorizing a poem, writing a poem on the sidewalk with chalk, or listening to a poem on your MP3 player. You say you're a poet? Don't you know it!

A Night Worth Noting

Everything we do as parents, teachers, and families helps when promoting literacy and literature. Participating in something as fun and simple as World Book Night is the best kind of support because it reminds all of us -- kids and grown-ups alike -- of the joy of reading. To be involved all you have to do is mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 23, and remember to choose a book from the 2014 list of selected titles to read by yourself or in the company of a young bookworm. Visit for a list of books (or choose your own), and let's get reading!