Out of Wonder: Celebrating Poets and Poetry
authors: Kwame Alexander; Chris Colderley; Marjory Wentworth
illustrator: Ekua Holmes
Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, Newbery Award–winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder. In this Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner, stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.
“A culturally rich collection of poetic tributes that extends the legacies of poets from around the globe. . . . A magnificent exploration of the poetic imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)