DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD: Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A to Z

ISBN: 978-1541557758 Millbrook Press/Lerner
With Charles Waters
Illustrations by Mehrdokht Amini

DICTIONARY Discussion Guide

Selected as the Young People's Poet Laureate (Naomi Shihab Nye) Poetry Pick for April 2020

Booklist Shelf Care podcast interview with Irene and Charles

SLJ 12 Books to Nurture Young Activists

Beehive Book Award (Utah) nominee

School LIbrary Journal Read Woke!
Top Books of 2020

"Forms range from the aubade to the villanelle, each explained in a brief caption. Latham and Water's personal stories are plainspoken and relatable, and the suggested actions, accessible." - Publisher's Weekly STARRED REVIEW

"A creative and inspirational resource suitable for a broad range of ages and uses." - Kirkus

"I love that the book provides such amazing words to think about and shares different types of poems."
- Crafty Moms Share

"this inclusive, thought-provoking anthology offers a number of entry points for exploring concepts and issues related to identity, social justice, and making a difference." Recommended.
- School Library Journal

"any reader...will find a trove of accessible and appealing material within these colorful, cheerful pages." - Booklist

NCTE 2020 Notable Poetry Book

2020 Nerdy Book Club Award for Poetry

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