Walking on the Boundaries of Change
By Sara Holbrook
April is National Poetry Month, and there are many fine poetry books in your library. Walking on the Boundaries of Change is a short book of poems about teen-age life. The poems deal with a variety of teenage experiences. Some poems are about more universal topics such as friendship, teen relationships, self-esteem, and school. Other poems express more serious issues such as death, drugs, and gangs. The poet uses words sparingly as she constructs both rhyming and free verse poems which pack an emotional punch. In this short book of fifty-three poems, most teenagers will find at least one poem to which they make a connection.
I love working in the middle school library because each day I get to work with wonderful students. In addition, I have access to lots of interesting books. It is always fun to help students connect to books they like, and to talk about what they are reading.