Howdy Campers and happy Poetry Friday!
MerelyDayByDay for hosting today!
(My own poem's below.)
And did you know that October 13-19, 2013 is Teen Read Week?
Neither did I, until Carmela, who is always on top of things, pointed it out.
Teen Read Week is an initiative of Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), which is part of the American Library Association.
Launched in 1998, Teen Read Week is celebrated annually during the third full week in October. Aimed at teens, their parents, librarians, educators, booksellers and other concerned adults, the continuing message of the Teen Read Week initiative is to encourage 12- to 18-year-olds to "Read for the Fun of It." The 2013 sub-theme is Seek the Unknown @ your library. Check out the FAQs here.
Help raise awareness about Teen Read Week and library services for teens here.
Can I be totally honest here? Yes, I think I can. I'm out of steam this week, I have only air-popped popcorn for brains right now...
so the only thing I can think to say about Teen Read Week is that teens today are LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY that they have so much wonderful literature to read...and that it's FREE at their local library. (Never fear--my fellow bloggers will have lots to say about it in the next few days--stay tuned!)
This is a medal for all librarians.
I was thinking about the theme Seek the Unknown @ your library. Here's a poem from my teen novel in poems, Girl Coming in for a Landing, illustrated (in collage!) by Elaine Clayton (Knopf) that sorta-kinda fits the theme:
by April Halprin Wayland
Today Mr. C told us
about this scientist who pushed a vacuum cleaner
past a brood of ducklings
just as they were hatching
and how after that,
those ducklings followed the vacuum cleaner
nearly glued to it.
Imprinting, he called it.
Which made me think
about last year
that first day of school
I must have been
just as Carlo
(c) April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved.
Here's the URL of the SHORT video of baby ducks following the guy, which hopefully, you can see below.
But it keeps crashing, so just go to YouTube and look up all the videos using the key words,
"baby ducks following" and watch those baby ducks go!
Posted by April Halprin Wayland who is grateful for the free photos of the popcorn and the medal from MorgueFile.com