A Poem As Big As New York City


Poem As Big As City coverLooking for a great gift for students of all ages?  A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY is a delightful book-length poem that spreads the wonder and joy that is New York, as told through the words of its young people. It makes a delightful gift!

As part of an unprecedented series of T&W poetry workshops, New York City children and teens were challenged to write about what it was like to live, learn, and play in New York City. The poems were collected and edited into this book, published by Universe (an imprint of Rizzoli New York). Their words provide readers of all ages an honest, kid’s-eye view of the melting pot of cultures, ideas, and excitement found within the five boroughs of New York City. Lyrical, heartfelt, and bursting with imagination, A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY proves that a poem can be as vast and exciting as the greatest city in the world.

A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY was a finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for Picture Books (Children’s).

Illustrated by Masha D’yans
Foreword by Walter Dean Myers
Adapted by Melanie Maria Goodreaux

To purchase A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY from Amazon or directly from Rizzoli New York.

ISBN: 978-0789320834


'A Poem As Big As New York City' have 3 comments

  1. April 3, 2017 @ 5:20 pm Linda Trott Dickman

    This book and its project has inspired me to try and rally my district, and ultimately, my county to write such a poem. Thank you so much for attempting and bringing to fruition such a project.


    • April 4, 2017 @ 11:25 am jtriton@twc.org

      Dear Linda,

      That’s great news! Let us know if we can be of any help with your project.

      Amy Swauger


      • April 27, 2017 @ 7:02 pm Linda Trott Dickman

        Dear Amy,
        Thank you so much! The enthusiasm is gathering momentum! I would like to know if there is a way to predict or plan a timetable for the project. I would like to start with our school district and community.
        Is there someone I should call?

        Thank you so much no matter what,
        Linda Trott Dickman


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