Visit the library and try your hand at blackout poetry. You can take your creation home or you can leave in the folder. If you leave it in the folder. We will display it in the YA Room in April for National Poetry Month.
How does it work?
Select a page from the folder and choose a marker from the basket. Blackout the words on the page until you are left with a poem. Some people circle all the words that stick out to them before they use the marker. Some people get create with the colors and shapes of their poems. Feel free to create blackout at home and drop it off in the folder at home.
Here are some examples:
My heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga is about two teens who are suicide partners. As their friendship grows plans become a harder to carry out.
In Soulprint by Megan Miranda you can be imprisoned for the crimes you past-self committed. Alina fights to clear her name after she escapes prison.
Outcasts is the second book in the Safe Lands series by Jill Williamson. This dystopian adventure is set in Denver City which survived a plague.
Red Queen is a series opener by Victoria Aveyard. In this tale, Reds are slaves the Silvers, who are amazing beings with odd powers. Mare (a Red) discovers her own powers and the game begins.