Last week I shared a poem, written for adults, from the current U. S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera. Today, I'm sharing one written for young people. Herrera writes for both children and adults, and does each equally well. Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish [YA 811.54 HER] is a small volume (no bigger than a hand) that should appeal to young adults. It's also great for a Spanish language student to be able to read a poem in Spanish and to find the translation next to it.
The following poem is full of colorful images of foods and nature, which I hope appeals to you as much as it appeals to me!
The cover art and interior illustrations are by Karen Barbour. Here's the angel that flies off the back cover!
Heidi is hosting the Round-Up today at My Juicy Little Universe.