NPM 2020 Day 23: Just Like Me

Here’s another collection of poetry that’s worth another look.

1-just like me COVERIf you have been following my blog for a while now, you may recall seeing “Just Like Me” by Vanessa Brantley-Newton in a Simply 7 in January.  If not, you will find a couple of other poems from this same collection there, if you like today’s poem.

With all the darkness around us these days, it’s refreshing to see a collection of poems that want to build up others.  This collection focuses on young women and tries to encourage them.  There are some poems that made me laugh too (like the sundress poem–so cute! so funny!).  But this poem I chose because it’s also the cover image.  And it speaks to the artist in me.

Just Like Me3

Just Like Me2

And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!

 

 

About jenabenton

I'm an elementary school teacher, writer, illustrator and storyteller.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.