A Poem As Big As New York City

A delightful book-length poem that spreads the wonder and joy that is New York.

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

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

ISBN: 978-0789320834

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