Book Power

BOOK POWER
by Gwendolyn Brooks

BOOKS FEED AND CURE AND
CHORTLE AND COLLIDE

In all this willful world
of thud and thump and thunder
man’s relevance to books
continues to declare.

Books are meat and medicine
and flame and flight and flower,
steel, stitch, and cloud and clout,
and drumbeats in the air.

Pulitzer Prize winning author would have been 100 years=old this week. In 1969, she wrote this wonderful poem to celebrate National Children’s Book Week. Later, the poem was printed on bookmarks for national distribution in schools and libraries.

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