Jabberwalking

By HERRERA, Juan Felipe

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ISBN
9781536201406
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2018  |  Poetry

Gr 7 Up—Poets are Jabber Walkers "with eyes of flame" in Herrera's latest for young adults. Applying this extended metaphor from Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," Herrera, former Poet Laureate of the United States, empowers teens to move with their feet and their voices, using written words to break down walls erected by themselves and others. Divided into 15 instructional chapters, Herrera details the life of a Jabber Walker, offering practical guidance to speak one's truth through poetry...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2018

In a loose and jazzy style (and with a nod to Lewis Carroll), the former U.S. Poet Laureate offers instructions for "Jabberwalking," or writing poetry while in motion: "You have to move fast! / Move, move, move-with your Jabber paper pad in arm and hand-well, most of all with your Jabber, Jabber-your burbles-whatever pours out of your bubbly burrito head." The volume is divided into amusingly titled chapters ("[The Incredib...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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